2nd man suspected of marijuana crimes turns self in



Alan A. Arce

— The second man who police think produced marijuana that then was mailed to Illinois turned himself into authorities Wednesday.

Alan A. Arce, 26, was booked in Routt County Jail on suspicion of two felonies related to marijuana and a felony money laundering charge. There also are two sentence enhancers that could extend the North Carolina man's sentence if he is found guilty.

Geoffrey S. Guinn, 29, also was wanted as part of the investigation. He turned himself in to authorities Monday and faces similar charges.

The charges stem from an investigation by the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force that led to the search of three area homes in March. While producing and consuming marijuana is legal in Colorado, it remains a crime to ship it to other states.

Arce's bond was set at $20,000 and his attorney, Kris Hammond, has requested it be lowered to $5,000.

Arce is due back in court at 2 p.m. Sept. 24.

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Eric Morris 2 years, 8 months ago

Why should the state be able to control what consenting adults put in their bodies, or how people acquire those substances? I find it ironic the state says you can extract a fetus from your body but you can't put a substance into your body if you so choose. These guys may have even been helping slow the inevitable collapse of the state's mail system.


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