On Jan. 17 around 7:30 p.m., Bick Stephen Benedict, 43, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on suspicion of selling a small quantity of marijuana to an undercover TRIDENT officer. Benedict was arrested at a local hotel and lodged at the Garfield County Jail on charges of distribution of marijuana, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.-On Jan. 17 at 9 p.m., Sharlene Sunshine Land, 55, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on suspicion of selling a small quantity of methamphetamine to an undercover TRIDENT officer. Land was arrested inside a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 6 & 24 at Mel Rey Road in Glenwood Springs.At 9:05 p.m., Harold Ira Long, 50, and Cindy Jo Doepke, 45, were arrested by TRIDENT officers at their residence at 144 Mel Rey Road No. 1 in Glenwood Springs for suspicion of distributing methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.At approximately 2 a.m. on Jan. 18, Shawna Marie McClain, 32, of Silt was arrested after arriving at the same address with a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, packaging materials and an electronic scale. McClain was lodged at the Garfield County Jail for suspicion of distribution of methamphetamine and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Around 4:30 a.m. Jan. 18, members of TRIDENT and the Silt Police Department with the assistance of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Glenwood Springs Police Department K-9 executed a search warrant at McClain’s residence on Pheasant Cove in Silt. Officers allegedly located drug paraphernalia, including pipes used to smoke methamphetamine and additional packaging materials, consistent with the type of materials used to package methamphetamine for sale.
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