Informants lead to heroin bust in Glenwood Springs |

Informants lead to heroin bust in Glenwood Springs

Ryan Hoffman

Two confidential informants helped lead to the arrest of a woman in possession of 22.6 grams of heroin.

Glenwood Springs Police arrested Melissa Pitman, 31, on Feb. 8 after discovering the drugs following a stop for a traffic violation, according to a press release from the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT).

The agency first learned from a confidential informant in July that Pitman was distributing illegal drugs. From there, TRIDENT maintained contact with the informant to gather intelligence on Pitman’s involvement with the distribution, according to the release.

A second confidential informant told undercover officers in January that Pitman was traveling to Denver in her 2008 Pontiac G6 to purchase heroin with the intent of distributing the drug in Garfield County.

The release stated that Pitman traveled to Denver on Feb. 8 and returned the same day. When Glenwood officers searched her vehicle they discovered about eight-tenths of an ounce of what is believed to be heroin.

Pitman is charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession with the intent to distribute more than 7 grams of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, no proof of insurance and speeding.

The charges carry a potential penalty of two-24 years in prison and a $3,000-$750,000 fine.

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