Crime briefs: Glenwood man sells weak LSD, says TRIDENT |

Crime briefs: Glenwood man sells weak LSD, says TRIDENT

A 21-year-old Glenwood Springs man has been selling weak LSD, according to police.

In June a confidential informant tipped off Two River Drug Enforcement Team that a man “was advertising ‘Lucy is in town’ on his Facebook page,” according to an affidavit.

A TRIDENT officer messaged the man on Facebook and set up a deal for eight hits of LSD.

An undercover officer met with the young man at Rosebud Cemetery where he bought the drug for $100.

The 21 year old laid about 3.1 grams of LSD marshmallows wrapped in foil on a tombstone for the transaction.

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But testing on the marshmallows proved inconclusive, and they were sent off to a Colorado Bureau of Investigation lab for further testing. The man soon sent the officer another Facebook message and asked, “We’re those doses good? If not lmk I can fix the problem.”

The officer replied that the doses were kind of weak.

A couple days later, he replied that he had new product in that was stronger.

He agreed to sell the officer 15 hits of LSD this time for $150. They met at the Glenwood Springs City Market and the man sold the officer the LSD, saying that if this batch wasn’t better he’d have it replaced for free.

Multiple tests on this batch also were inconclusive.

TRIDENT officers moved in to arrest the man, finding two needles at his feet — one was partially full of methamphetamine. Later, officers also discovered a small bag containing about a gram of methamphetamine, according to an affidavit.

He was arrested on two counts of distribution of the schedule I controlled substance LSD, a level 4 drug felony; two counts of possession of LSD, a level 4 drug felony; two counts of possession with intent to distribute LSD, a level 4 drug felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 4 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a petty offense.

Man with munchies attempts break in

A Glenwood Springs man awoke in the night to the sound a breaking glass and discovered a 44-year-old intoxicated man trying to break in through a window.

Police responded and found the man, from Glenwood Springs, in the back yard, where a kitchen window was broken. A chair and grill outside also were broken.

The man told police that “he was just hungry,” according to an affidavit.

He was arrested on charges of attempted second-degree burglary, a class 5 felony, along with criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass, both misdemeanors.

TRIDENT arrests Rifle meth dealer

Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team arrested a 56-year-old Rifle man after months of investigation and an undercover buy of methamphetamine.

In January a source tipped of the drug task force that the man had been selling the drug out of his trailer on County Road 221. TRIDENT partnered with Garfield County’s All Hazards Response Team for a warranted search of the residence Thursday.

The Rifle man was arrested on charges of distribution of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

Protection order doesn’t stop Glenwood man

A fresh protection order didn’t stop a 50-year-old Glenwood Springs man from trying to get into his ex-wife’s residence. And he wound up with a new felony charge as a result.

This protection order had been issued just five days prior, after he received previous domestic violence charges.

He was banging on the door of the Glenwood Springs home, yelling for his ex-wife to let him in because he needed to get some clothes, the ex-wife told police.

Also inside the home was their 6-year-old son, whom the man screamed at through a window when the young boy refused to open the door.

When she realized he was outside, the ex-wife rushed to lock the window and ensure that the reset of the house was locked up. He’d come to the house twice in about two hours, she told police.

A neighbor told police he saw the man climb up the house’s balcony and try to open a window.

Several days prior, the 50-year-old man had grabbed his ex-wife by the throat, choked her, slammed her head into a wall and screamed that he would kill her, according to an affidavit.

Police could still see marks on her neck from this attack, one officer wrote in his report.

Later that morning police were called back to the residence, where the 50-year-old man was again trying to break in.

He ran when police arrived at the scene, but one officer ran after the man and, with his gun drawn, ordered him to the ground.

“I was only trying to get into the house to get a jack because my car has a flat tire,” he stated multiple times.

He was arrested on charges of second-degree burglary, a class 4 felony, along with violation of a restraining order, obstructing a peace officer and violation of bond conditions, all misdemeanors.

Domestic violence could be used as a sentence enhancer.

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