Leslie Ordaz, who pleaded guilty April 11 to one count of distribution of a controlled substance, a third-class felony, was sentenced Thursday to three years in the Department of Corrections with a mandatory year of probation.

Ordaz said she took responsibility for her actions and wanted to apologize for the disruption of the community. She said she realized her choices and actions do affect other people.

Ordaz’s attorney, Riley Selleck, asked the court to sentence her to adult treatment court and said she had been accepted to a 12-month, 24-hour supervised residential treatment program in Colorado Springs and to a community corrections program in Alamosa.

Eleventh Judicial District Chief Judge Patrick Murphy told Ordaz he had said many times before in his court to those who have distributed dangerous drugs in the community, that if they sell they’re going to get caught and will be sent to prison.

He cited letting Ordaz out on bond in January, which lasted six days before she was using methamphetamine again.

In passing sentence Murphy said he had to consider what was best for the community over what was best for her and “remove a drug seller for as long as I can.”

Murphy gave Ordaz credit for 240 days served.

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