Investigation leads to meth arrests |

Investigation leads to meth arrests

The Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) with the assistance of the Glenwood Springs Police Department conducted an investigation into drug trafficking in the Glenwood Springs area in September. During the investigation, TRIDENT contacted Tara Manley, who was known to have connections to people who distribute methamphetamine, and asked for a “teener” or 1.5 grams of methamphetamine. Manley arranged a deal for the meth to be sold for $150. Manley and Mark White met with TRIDENT in a West Glenwood parking lot. White sold agents 1.2 grams of meth for $150.

As a result of the investigation, warrants were issued and on Oct. 7, white and Manley were arrested and booked-in to the Garfield County Jail. White, 34, of Glenwood Springs, was charged with distribution, possession with intent to distribute and possession of methamphetamine. Manly, 20, also of Glenwood Springs, was charged with conspiracy to distribute meth.

Distribution and possession with intent to distribute meth are class three felonies with a sentencing range of two to 24 years in prison and $3,000 to $750,000 fine. Possession of meth and conspiracy to distribute are class four felonies with a range of one to 12 years in prison and a $2,000 to 500,000 fine.

On Oct. 6, TRIDENT ended a one-month investigation into meth distribution in the Rifle area. The investigation involved a controlled purchase from Michelle Seevers and Jared Hogue at the Shady Lane RV Park at 2001 W. 2nd Street #16 in Rifle. TRIDENT officers purchased 5.1 grams of suspected meth. The controlled purchase occurred while Jared Hogue was on bond for additional felony narcotic charges.

TRIDENT officers arrested Seevers and Teddy Martin, 53, also of Rifle, on Oct. 6.

Martin had a misdemeanor Garfield County warrant for his arrest and was found in possession of a small amount of suspected meth and drug paraphernalia.

Violation of bail bond conditions is a class six felony with a range of up to 3 years in prison and $1,000 to $100,000 fine. Possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor offense and punishable by a fine of not more than $100 for each charge.

Jared Hogue has not been contacted and currently has an active warrant for his arrest for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for violation of bond conditions.

Seevers, 41, of Rifle, was charged with distribution, possession with intent to distribute meth.

Anyone with information about drug trafficking or the whereabouts of Jared Hogue is encouraged to contact TRIDENT at 945-8790.

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