Krista Kalmikoff has also been charged with breach of her bail conditions.

Kalmikoff charged with drug possession

Krista Kalmikoff, convicted in a series of local bank robberies, has also been charged with breaching the conditions of her bail.

A local woman found guilty in December of bank robbery but not yet sentenced, has been charged with drug possession and with breaching her bail conditions.

Krista Kalmikoff, 27, is now in custody. She faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance. The offences were alleged to have occurred in Salmo on Jan. 8.

She appeared in provincial court this afternoon for a hearing at which Crown counsel intended to ask that her bail related to the robberies be revoked because of the new charges, but the matter has been put off until Feb. 2.

One condition of Kalmikoff’s bail was that she live under the supervision of her grandmother until she is sentenced for the robbery convictions sometime this spring.

Kalmikoff’s lawyer, Blair Suffredine, told Judge Donald Sperry that if Kalmikoff’s bail is not revoked and she is not taken into custody until sentencing, there would be nowhere for her to go because her grandmother is ill and Kalmikoff’s mother is also unable to supervise her because of her work.

Suffredine asked the court for more time to try to find a potential living situation for Kalmikoff, and agreed that she should remain in custody until then.

Kalmikoff has not yet entered a plea with regard to the two new drug possession charges.

Last month a jury found Kalmikoff guilty of five of six charges she faced, including two counts of robbery stemming from hold-ups at the Nelson and District Credit Union and Kootenay Currency Exchange.

Her co-accused, Andrew Stevenson, is serving a ten-year prison sentence for his role in the same crimes.

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