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1 year 10 months ago

Over 20 involved in meth bust

DENVER (AP) - Twenty-two people have been indicted on drug and money laundering charges following a more than year-long investigation by federal and local authorities in Denver. The U.S. Attorney's Office and authorities in a news conference Thursday say the drug ring led by a Northglenn resident transported meth to...

1 year 11 months ago

Meth mural finished in Pueblo

It's a mural with a message in Pueblo. Jolene Norton, a high school student in Pueblo, won a poster contest with the Colorado Meth Project. That's when several people in the community decided to create Norton's winning entry on a larger scale. Ten people ages 14 to 22 took ten...

2 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...

2 years 2 months ago

Meth ring runs in the family

CROSS CITY, Fla. (AP) - It's a generational thing: Deputies in Florida say a man, his daughter and his grandson, along with a fourth person said to be a family relative, are accused of working together to manufacture methamphetamine. Dixie County Sheriff's officials say 54-year-old Allen J. Brannin, his...

2 years 7 months ago

9 pounds of meth seized in traffic stop

A Pueblo County Sheriff's Officer stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation Wednesday afternoon and found several pounds of methamphetamine inside. The stop happened about 20 miles south of Pueblo on I-25. With the help of a K-9 dog, officers found a compartment that contained approximately 9 and a...

2 years 8 months ago

Meth clean-up crisis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police and sheriff's departments in states that produce much of the nation's methamphetamine have made a sudden retreat in the war on meth, at times virtually abandoning pursuit of the drug because they can no longer afford to clean up the toxic waste generated by labs....

3 years 8 hours 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...

3 years 6 months ago

Meth smuggled in car batteries

Nine people have been indicted for smuggling methamphetamine into Denver and northern Colorado inside functioning car batteries. Among those indicted were Gabriel Farias-Chavez, 27, and Ramon Chavez, 30. This drug ring was suspected of moving up to 50 pounds of meth per month into the Denver metro area and...

3 years 11 months ago

Meth arrests up 46 percent in Pueblo

Authorities say methamphetamine arrests are up 46 percent in Pueblo since the Colorado Meth Project began in May 2009. Pueblo police say 38 meth-related arrests were made since then, compared with 26 in the preceding 12 months. It's not clear whether the numbers reflect an increase in meth use or...

4 years 7 months ago

Meth lab busted in Pueblo

Pueblo police have discovered a meth lab on the north side of town. It was found at a home on East 40th, near the Northside Wal-Mart. Investigators say the homeowners are the ones who actually found the meth lab. The house was vacant, and the homeowners were there to...

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