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3 years 1 month ago

"Bath Salts" could become illegal in CO

DENVER (AP) - Selling or manufacturing synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" would be illegal in Colorado under a bill in consideration at the state Legislature. Lawmakers will hear a proposal Tuesday that would make it a felony with a civil penalty of up to $500,000 for distributing or...

3 years 5 months ago

Nursing home man jailed for cocaine use

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A 50-year-old nursing home resident is in jail after staff members found a canister of cocaine hidden in an air vent in his room. The Pueblo Chieftain reports Marlin Hosey Rollins was arrested Tuesday at Trinity Life Gardens Assisted Living. Police had gone to...

3 years 5 months ago

Traffic stop leads to big cocaine bust

A routine traffic stop in Colorado Springs turned into a major cocaine bust. Springs police stopped a Honda mini-van on I-25 near the North Academy exit Saturday. They became suspicious and searched the vehicle and found just over two and a half pounds of the drug. Luis Perez, 57,...

3 years 6 months ago

Seven people arrested in San Luis Valley drug bust

Seven people are behind bars for their suspected involvement in the distribution of methamphetamine and cocaine in the San Luis Valley. The Colorado State Patrol worked with the Alamosa Police Department and the Department of Corrections on an eight-month investigation into a local drug trafficking organization. On Wednesday,...

3 years 11 months ago

Mexican drug ring busted

A major drug ring operating in Southern Colorado has been taken down. On Wednesday Federal investigators gave details into the large scale drug bust named "Operation Closing Time". "We arrested totally throughout the 14 month investigation, 36 individuals." explains Matt Barden with the DEA's office in Colorado Springs. Investigators...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Forger arrested at Springs nightclub

Colorado Springs police arrested a man they say was trying pass phony $20 bills at the Copperhead Road nightclub. It happened at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. The club's bouncers caught the man and called police The suspect, Robert Wade, 38, was arrested on forgery and drug charges after officers found...

4 years 6 months ago

Postal workers busted in drug trafficking ring

Seven U.S. Postal Service workers in Puerto Rico have been indicted on charges they shipped thousands of parcels of heroin, cocaine and marijuana through the mail. The Drug Enforcement Administration says they took advantage of their jobs to ship drugs between Puerto Rico, Texas, California and Arizona. Once...

4 years 6 months ago

Illegal drug use on rise

Illegal drug use is at the highest level in nearly a decade. The high rate last year was fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine abuse. The government report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found marijuana...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Suspected cocaine kingpin in Denver court

A suspected drug kingpin blamed for smuggling millions of dollars worth of cocaine is due in a federal court in Denver. Oscar Arriola Marquez was extradited from Mexico to Colorado last week. He faces drug trafficking charges on accusations that he used a remote Colorado ranch house as a holding...

5 years 5 months ago

Raids net cocaine, 5 arrests

Police have seized more than 15 pounds of cocaine and arrested five men in Telluride after a month-long investigation. Durango police and the Southwest Drug Task Force executed search warrants this week at two homes and two businesses. The San Miguel County Sheriff's Office says the cocaine had an estimated...

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