Denver man arrested on felony marijuana charges


— A 29-year-old Denver man was arrested on four felonies Thursday night after a traffic stop in the 3200 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

According to an affidavit filed with Routt County Court, officers searched the car after they smelled marijuana. Less than two ounces of marijuana was found in Illes Varga’s car, along with drug paraphernalia. Officers also found two pills later identified as Provigil that the officers did not think was prescribed to Varga. There was $769 in cash seized along with a scale as evidence of distribution.

Varga told police he had a medical marijuana card but did not have the paperwork with him.

Once taken to Routt County Jail, police say Varga resisted during a search and swallowed an item that he took from a sock.

According to the affidavit, jailers retrieved a large nugget of marijuana from a toilet bowl in a cell next to where Varga was being held. Due to faulty plumbing, jailers said items flushed down the toilet in Varga’s cell occasionally would come up through the toilet in the neighboring cell.

Varga was arrested on suspicion of possession of Schedule 4 narcotics, unlawful distribution of marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Once taken to the jail, the man also was arrested on suspicion of introduction of contraband and tampering with evidence.


nurmidst 5 years, 5 months ago

Great job we will all sleep better tonight knowing that this guy is off our streets!


Phoebe Hackman 5 years, 5 months ago

Oh my gosh! Three comments deleted already, lol! I can only imagine what they said, lol!!


nurmidst 5 years, 5 months ago

I can only imagine how proud those jailers must be to have retrieved that "nugget" it should make a fine piece of evidence!


rhys jones 5 years, 5 months ago

We know how to get 'em squawking on a no-news day.


rhys jones 5 years, 5 months ago

I wonder, did they got out their HazMat suits? Dust the dude for pot? Dust the pot for dude? Criminology has come a long way, but in this town, the toilet-next-door might still work.

They already found "less than 2 ounces" so how big WAS the "nugget" he allegedly swallowed? Why? Are street terms now accepted police parlance? So many questions...

Some shyster will have fun while making a buck on this one, even PD's, right expub?

That'll be it for MY squawking, for now. What a town.


Kristopher Hammond 5 years, 5 months ago

Scrawled on jail cell wall: "Flush twice--it's a long way to the next cell"

This probably means that all sorts of flotsam bubbles up into the jail toilets. Note to self---dispose of nuggets in my own jail cell toilet and blame it on inmate next door.

Remember the lady who called police a few years ago about mysterious poo in her toilet? And we all thought she was crazy.


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