Steamboat man suspected of dealing methamphetamine
March 13, 2013
Steamboat Springs — The Routt County District Attorney's Office has filed charges against a 29-year-old Steamboat Springs man accused of distributing methamphetamine to a person working with the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force.
The man was arrested Friday and charged Monday with a single count of unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing, sale or possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance, a Class 3 felony.
According to arrest warrant paperwork filed in Routt County Court, a confidential source working with ACET was trying to buy cocaine from the man Oct. 12 at his home on Sixth Street for $1,200.
After getting the substance analyzed by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, ACET confirmed the substance weighing about an ounce actually was methamphetamine.
The man was released from custody after posting a $50,000 personal recognizance bond.
The man has hired Steamboat attorney Patrick Welsh to represent him. Welsh said it was too early to comment specifically about the accusations.
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"We are investigating the charges at this time," Welsh said.
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