Former Steamboat man suspected of dealing cocaine |

Former Steamboat man suspected of dealing cocaine

Trevor R. Rice

— A former Steamboat Springs resident was arrested Thursday after police say he sold 3 ounces of cocaine to a person working with the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force.

Trevor R. Rice, 27, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful, distribution, manufacturing, dispensing, sale or possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance. He was advised of his rights Friday by Routt County Judge James Garrecht, who set his bond at $50,000.

According to an arrest warrant filed with the Routt County Court, the investigation into Rice began after a confidential source had a December meeting with Rice in Denver about selling cocaine.

According to the warrant, the controlled drug buy organized by ACET took place Jan. 25 at the post office in downtown Steamboat Springs. Rice put the 3 ounces of cocaine in a post office box, and the confidential source then picked up the cocaine and put $4,000 in the box, the warrant states. The warrant states Rice then went back to get the money.

ACET then arranged for a second buy Thursday, and a warrant was issued for Rice's arrest. On his way into town for the Thursday buy, Rice was pulled over at about 9:45 p.m. while driving west down Rabbit Ears Pass toward Steamboat, the affidavit states.

According to the warrant, the confidential source from ACET had arranged to buy 5 ounces of cocaine from Rice. ACET on Friday filed a search warrant for the car in which Rice was pulled over.

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