2 men arrested after drug task force searches Steamboat homes

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— Two men were arrested after two separate searches were conducted Wednesday in Steamboat Springs by the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force.

Using search warrants signed off by a judge, officers searched a trailer in Dream Island Mobile Home Park and a unit at Whistler Village Townhomes. What led to the search warrants being issued was unclear because they have been sealed by a judge.

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Robert Acra

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Scott Schneegas

No significant quantities of drugs were found at either residence.

Robert Acra, 36, arrived while the search was being conducted at the Whistler Village Townhomes unit, and he later was arrested.

According to an arrest affidavit, Acra told police that he did not use or sell illegal drugs.

When officers searched Acra's backpack, they found 22 hydrocodone painkillers that he did not have a prescription for, the affidavit states.

Inside the residence, officers found a scale with white residue on it and pen casings with white residue. The residue tested positive for cocaine, the affidavit states.

Acra was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond has been set at $10,000.

In Dream Island, officers arrested Scott Schneegas, 19, who was home when officers arrived to serve the search warrant.

Inside a grocery bag in Schneegas' bedroom, officers found a small bag with 0.2 grams of cocaine, according to the arrest affidavit.

Officers also found multiple pieces of foil with residue and hollow pen tubes with residue that tested positive for cocaine, the affidavit states. Packaged with the cocaine, officers found a business card from the probation department with an appointment written on it.

Officers also reported finding two beers in a fridge in Schneegas' room.

Schneegas was arrested on suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of a protection order and felony possession of a controlled substance. His bond has been set at $5,000.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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