Brooke Mueller, ex-wife of actor Charlie Sheen, was ordered on Monday to pay more than $2,400 in court costs and sentenced to a year of supervised probation for possessing cocaine in Aspen in December.
The Los Angeles resident listened to her sentence on the phone from Utah, where she is in drug rehabilitation. Mueller, who was originally charged with possession with intent to distribute, received a one-year deferred sentence. She also must complete 24 hours of community service in California.
She pleaded guilty in March to possessing less than 4 grams of the drug as part of a plea agreement that saw the distribution count and a misdemeanor assault charge dropped.
Mueller was arrested Dec. 3 after police say she punched a woman in the back during a concert at the Belly Up. She had 3.8 grams of cocaine in her wallet and told officers she “bought that coke for all my friends, I was just trying to impress them,” according to a police report. That led to the distribution charge.
During her arrest on the Hyman Avenue mall, police said Mueller became belligerent, screaming, “You think you have power, you will see,” and poking an officer in the chest, the report says.
Judge Gail Nichols of Pitkin County District Court ordered Mueller to pay a $1,500 drug offender surcharge, a $600 probation supervision fee and $326 to two victim funds, among other fees.
Her probation prohibits her from drinking alcohol, and she must undergo random drug tests.
“I appreciate the effort you’ve made,” said Nichols, who wished Mueller luck.
In other court news, a Utah man who allegedly swiped prescription medicine, $40 in cash and some music CDs from his then-downstairs neighbor in Aspen pleaded guilty to felony trespassing.
A felony charge of burglary against Taylor Colton, 41, was dropped as part of a plea agreement. He was sentenced to a two-year deferred sentence, meaning the felony will not appear on his record if he stays out of further trouble.
A longtime Aspen resident contacted law enforcement in July about items missing from his apartment. Thinking the culprit was a previous renter, the homeowner set up a computer with a video camera to survey the apartment. In September, he returned to police with video showing Colton “breaking into his apartment on July 22, 2011, at 5:23 p.m.,” the arrest warrant says.
The video allegedly showed Colton entering the man’s residence while talking on a cell phone.
“I was able to clearly hear Colton say, ‘I got in with a credit card, f---’n A!’” an Aspen police officer wrote in his report. “Colton then turns and sees his image on [the victim’s] computer (which was facing the apartment door and showed a live image of the camera’s view) and promptly leaves the apartment.”
At least two valley business owners also said they paid Colton hundreds of dollars for advertising material that only partially materialized. One Carbondale businesswoman said she paid $500 to run an ad in his magazine, Aspen Moxie, which has yet to come out. Criminal charges have not been filed over those allegations.
Colton’s probation is to be transferred to Salt Lake City, where he now lives.