Another sentence in connection with ‘The Boys’ drug ring bust in Glenwood
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Another case involved with the suspected drug ring known as “The Boys” trickled its way through 9th Judicial District Court after more than a year since the arrests.
Cory McAnally, 50, was the latest to be sentenced in connection with the suspected drug ring. He appeared to be in severe pain as he made his way into the courtroom using a cane.
McAnally pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of a controlled substance-Hydrocodone, a felony, on April 2. According to the arrest affidavit, McAnally sold prescription pills, which he was receiving for chronic pain, to an undercover informant on separate occasions in early 2008.
In April 2008, an investigation by the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) and the Drug Enforcement Administration led to more than 30 arrests. At the time, the suspected ring was called one of the largest drug organizations in the history of Colorado’s Western Slope.
Prosecutor John Pototsky told Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Denise Lynch, “He says he is not a drug dealer, however, he was charged with three counts of distribution. He is a drug dealer.” Pototsky said that McAnally knew what he was doing and asked for him to be sentenced accordingly.
Judge Lynch sentenced McAnally to two years of probation because he had no prior felony convictions.
According to the arrest reports, confidential informants and a series of controlled drug purchases by TRIDENT using pre-serialized money and wireless transmitters were used to gather evidence. Suspects allegedly sold cocaine, methamphetamines, LSD, ecstasy, psilocybin mushrooms and prescription medications.
McAnally was also arrested on Nov. 18 for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
In another case in connection with the suspected drug ring, Ryan Shane Dooley, 33, was sentenced to three years in the Colorado Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to distribution of a controlled substance-cocaine, in February. According to the arrest report, Dooley sold four grams of cocaine to an undercover informant in Glenwood Springs in early 2008.
In April, Vaughn Seery, 24, received two eight-year concurrent sentences for selling two eight-balls, (one-quarter ounce) of cocaine to an undercover informant in March 2008.
More cases are still pending in connection with the drug-ring bust.
Contact John Gardner: 384-9114
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