Holiday sees nine drug-related arrests


— Nine men who came to Steamboat Springs to enjoy Fourth of July festivities ended up in the Routt County Jail on alleged drug charges.

From Tuesday through early Thursday morning, authorities made nine arrests that involved drugs.

Five of the arrests were made by agents who belong to a drug task force.

Most of the arrests authorities made were at the temporary campsite set up in the Meadows parking lot to accommodate those who attended the two-day music festival Independent Incident.

Deputies from the Routt County Sheriff's Office made the first drug arrest at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday when John Matthew Goode, 23, and Robin Trevor McGuirk, 24, were taken into custody.

Goode, who is from Shippensburg, Pa., allegedly was buying marijuana from McGuirk, who is from Portland, Ore., when a deputy walked by a van.

Inside the van, deputies reportedly found 10 ounces of marijuana, Ecstasy, drug paraphernalia and more than $1,500 in cash.

McGuirk faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, sale of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. McGuirk posted a $5,000 bond Wednesday.

Goode faces a felony charge for attempting to buy the marijuana and charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Just before midnight on Tuesday, agents from the Grand, Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team made its first arrest.

Jeremy Richard Dicks, 23, of Fort Collins faces a felony charge for allegedly possessing a controlled substance. Dicks was arrested at the campground after he allegedly sold an undercover agent three Ecstasy pills for $60. Authorities allegedly found 21 Ecstasy pills in Dicks' possession.

Other arrests were based on similar charges of drug possession with substances ranging from cocaine, Ecstacy, mushrooms and LSD.

Scott Robert Hoehn was the last person to be arrested over the holiday, when he was allegedly caught with a vial filled with LSD about 1:20 a.m. Thursday at the campground. The 19-year-old Tyler, Texas, man allegedly told police he was dropping the substance in his eyes.

All of those arrested will be required to return to Routt County Court later this fall.


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