As anyone familiar with the condition known as meth mouth knows, users of methamphetamine often grind their teeth.
But the desire to bite something/anything can be a problem — especially if the something/anything within chomping distance is an officer of the law.
Which brings us to 31-year-old Victor Aguayo, our latest Schmuck of the Week.
According to the Montrose Daily Press, Aguayo and a couple of pals, Geovani Baltazar-Padilla, 38, and Joselyn Kop, 27, got into trouble on Tuesday, May 26, in the wake of a traffic stop reportedly conducted by the Colorado State Patrol because the vehicle containing them was outfitted with blue lights.
Of the three, Baltazar-Padilla was the one most prominently on the authorities' radar. Days before, the wanted graphic below was posted on the Montrose County Sheriff's Office Facebook page:
Nonetheless, Geovani Baltazar-Padilla and Kop were both busted without incident.
He's being held on suspicion of all the stuff mentioned above, plus drug distribution and possession of a weapon by a previous offender, while she's facing allegations of drug distribution, a bond violation and illegal use of blue and red lights.
And Aguayo? Well, he's accused of trying to flee the scene and fighting with the pair of state troopers as they tried to pin him down.
He didn't go quietly. In addition to biting both troopers, Aguayo tried to grab the gun packed by one of them and the Taser sported by the other, the report maintains.
In the end, it took the original pair of troopers plus a third one to round up Aguayo, and his agitation is understandable given what was found in the car. The haul included suspected meth, two handguns and several knives — and Baltazar-Padilla had a big wad of cash on him, too, the Daily Press points out.
Aguayo's reward for his actions was an arrest on suspicion of multiple assault-on-a-peace-officer beefs, plus drug possession, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, resisting arrest and more. His bond was set at $159,000.
Sink your teeth into that.
Look below to see Kop's mug shot and the latest Baltazar-Padilla booking photo.
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