Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced yesterday that numerous law enforncement agencies had coordinated to swoop in and seize over 55 pounds of methamphetamine, netting 17 indictments in the process. Of those, Maria Arellano is accused of selling meth out of her taco trailer, El Paisa Mex ... More >>
Last month, we reported about the police killing of a "customer" during a prostitution sting in Greeley. Now, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck has released a letter about the incident in which he details why he feels the shooting of the man, 31-year-old Raymond Garcia, was justified. The docu ... More >>
Meth suspects, like every other arrestee in these United States, is innocent until proven guilty, and that's the way it should be. But most of us have noticed that in booking photos, those accused of such crimes tend to look, well, rough. That's certainly the case for the fourteen people fitted wit ... More >>
In July, we published an item headlined "Jeffrey Johnston, veteran Littleton cop -- and ecstasy dealer on the side?" The answer to that question is "yes." And the person confirming it is Johnston himself. The now-former officer has pleaded guilty to two charges in relation to his bust earlier this ... More >>
On Monday, before Amendment 64's proponents lost a court case over excised Blue Book language, and prior to Governor John Hickenlooper announcing his opposition to the measure, law enforcement officials held a press conference touting a study about the dangers of marijuana grows. Was the latter part ... More >>
When Larimer County Sheriff's deputies responded to a Fort Collins home this past weekend, they thought they would be investigating a domestic violence case. But they got much more than they bargained for in relation to Gary Lee Holman -- including a pot grow and enough meth to require a woman and h ... More >>
Big pic below.Decorative Concrete Finishes' Anthony Harvey is the star and narrator of videos on his YouTube channel in which he and his crew reveal how an average backyard can be transformed into a showplace; see examples below. However, his current spotlight time doesn't focus on his skills ... More >>
Crank bugs, illustrated.The Colorado Meth Project, which has been scaring the crap out of children since 2009, is back with -- you guessed it! -- some more scary stuff. Along with seven other states that have programs funded by the national Meth Project Foundation, it's launched a new online ... More >>
Big pics below.How many addicts does it take to make a meth ring profitable? Fewer than you might think. According to the Seventeenth Judicial District DA's office, a group of a dozen just-sentenced dealers and compatriots, led by Michael McCullar, are thought to have regularly serviced betwe ... More >>
Ramon Chavez.Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has announced the bust of an alleged nine-member drug ring, in which suspects such as Ramon Chavez and Gabriel Farias-Chavez are said to have transported up to fifty pounds of meth per month from Mexico into Colorado. Their storage container ... More >>
Stan Garnett.Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett, who's challenging John Suthers for the job of Colorado Attorney General, was able to burnish his law-and-order credentials today via the actions of a grand jury, which just handed down a 127-count, seventeen-person indictment aimed at a Lon ... More >>
This, my friends, is what three pounds of meth looks like.I'm a proud native of the Western Slope, and when I grew up in Grand Junction, the main substance we had to worry about was uranium. Those were the days. Now, reports about meth busts are the opposite of unusual -- although few can com ... More >>
Meth addict, artifact thief -- or both? On June 10, Secretary of the Interior (and former Colorado senator) Ken Salazar announced the indictment and arrest of 24 individuals suspected of trafficking in illegally obtained artifacts in the Four Corners area. But who found these items in the first pla ... More >>
Betcha there's one of these babies in Mr. Thrasher's future. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Ronald F. Thrasher, formerly of Colorado Springs, has been on the run for the past fourteen years. That's not entirely true: He's probably rested a time or two since 1995, when he fled custody befo ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Doggie love-fest at the park. Hey, dog lovers. Hey, dog haters. Hey, dog-poop haters and uh, dog-poop lovers. You have until 5:30 p.m. today to answer the city's 44-question dog park survey and help determine the future of Denver's fledgling canine hangouts. Not to mention the futu ... More >>
Every day, we surf the Internet so you don't have to. You still do, obviously, but you don't have to. Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.The Bush Administration is fast-tracking a new "roadless rule" to "protect" Colorado's forestland. This can't be good. (Colorado Independent)A CU forum about break ... More >>
Bad movies lead to bad plots. What do you get when you cross a wanted criminal, underage girls, methamphetamines, wigs, guns, body armor, the Democratic National Convention and The Bodyguard (with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner)? A plot to kill Barack Obama. And yet, police say the plans to a ... More >>
Friday, February 1, Gothic Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Police raids bust up drug labs. But they also bust up families.
Rod Rushing has switched from using the Internet as a tool to find meth-fueled sex to using it as a tool to fight meth-fueled sex, the biggest epidemic facing the gay community since AIDS. Rushing is coordinating the Mile High Meth Project, a new support network being built up to curb the explosive ... More >>
"Our data indicates that the rate of methamphetamine use has doubled in the last five years," Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said at the release of the first Methamphetamine Task Force Report yesterday. And for the gay community, that estimate could be low. While meth use is soaring every ... More >>
From the week of 12/14/2006
The drug fuels gay parties -- but the party was almost over before Rod finally found help.
Little meth house on the prairie.
Built for Speed
Wednesday, December 21, 15th Street Tavern, 303-572-0822.
Telluride lawman Bill Masters is no dope. So what turned him against the war on drugs?
From the week of September 11, 2003
Starting a meth lab takes little skill or cash. The cleanup is another story.
Promoters get ready to suck up a new law that targets meth — and the music industry.
The drug trade in Denver and the surrounding area is getting worse -- much worse.
Possession is nine-tenths of the law--which is why Michael Pisarck is being tossed from his apartment.
She was fifteen going on twenty-five, but three bullets made sure Jenny never saw sweet sixteen