Drug trafficking

Sheriff’s Blotter

Wednesday, Oct. 4 9:08 a.m. : A man was arrested at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., on a warrant for failure to appear. 3:27 p.m. : A woman was served with a warrant for failure...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Police Blotter

Saturday, Oct. 7 5:12 p.m. : A man was issued a summons in the 1200 block of East Main Street on suspicion of failing to present proof of insurance, driving without a valid license and failing to...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Police Blotter

Tuesday, Oct. 3 10:26 a.m. : A man was served with a warrant for failure to appear on a La Plata County misdemeanor charge at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St. 1:21 p.m. :...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Marijuana drug ring indictment is state’s largest

DENVER – State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced indictments and the take-down of an illegal marijuana grow operation that generated millions of dollars by sending thousands of pounds of...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspected drug kingpin fails to show up for jury trial

An Arizona man suspected of importing and distributing large quantities of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in La Plata County was a no-show this week at his scheduled jury trial. District Court...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police blotter

Wednesday, June 7 9:31 a.m. : A woman was arrested in the 1200 block of East North Street on a warrant for failure to appear on a local misdemeanor after police responded to a report that she was...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Tipton on task force to battle opioid abuse epidemic

WASHINGTON – This week, the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic is holding a panel in Washington to hear from families who have been impacted by heroin addiction. Rep. Scott Tipton,...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s blotter

Thursday, Sept. 22 10:36 a.m. : A deputy assisted Cortez police in recovering a vehicle that had been reported stolen and found a suspect in a residence in the 16400 block of County Road 26. 4:23...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: For the record

Industry uses 50-state strategy to weaken drug laws

The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff: 'This is just the beginning' of drug problem

Montezuma County has seen six drug-related overdoses this year, including two within a week in August.But this is just the beginning, Sheriff Steve Nowlin said. Heroin has arrived in Southwest...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma deputies chase down criminals on foot

“Suspect fleeing on foot!” has crackled over the police scanner more than a few times recently. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin reports a surge of wanted criminals and suspects who choose to...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

SW Colorado town curbs pain pill abuse; heroin use grows

In December 2014, as snow clung to the San Luis Valley in southwestern Colorado, four babies delivered by nurses in the community came screaming into the community that month tested positive for...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News