Suspected bike thief busted with nearly 20 ounces of pot
On June 17, at around 6 p.m., officers were notified of an alleged bike theft and an active warrant out for the suspect.
A little more than an hour later, officers made contact with the suspect at the 200 block of Ninth Street in Glenwood Springs.
The suspect had a bag on him, which was searched and found to have around 27 grams in marijuana in a glass jar and 101 grams of marijuana in a grocery bag, according to the affidavit.
An inventory later conducted at the Glenwood Springs police station found more marijuana inside the bag.
In total the suspect was found with 19.68 ounces (558.2 grams) of marijuana, states the arrest affidavit.
He was charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.
Trespassers busted with meth
On June 17, at just after 3 a.m., a Glenwood Springs police officer was on patrol in Two Rivers Park when he observed a vehicle parked on the boat ramp in the park.
As he approached the vehicle he saw the driver, 22, begin to move around and duck down in the front seat, according to the arrest affidavit.
The officer also saw two passengers stretched out in the back seat reportedly asleep.
The driver opened his door and said hello, states the affidavit. The officer told him he was trespassing. He responded that he didn’t know he was trespassing and he would leave immediately.
The officer observed a butane torch in the passenger seat and also saw a cell phone sitting on the dash with a white powdery substance on it, stated the affidavit.
The officer asked them all to step out of the car and asked about the white powdery substance on the cell phone, which he believed to be narcotics.
The passengers said they didn’t know what the substance on the phone was because they were asleep in the back, states the affidavit. The driver also responded that he was asleep in the front.
After finding a bag with a white powdery substance in it in the vehicle, the driver admitted it was methamphetamine, according to the arrest affidavit.
He was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
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