Friday, November 15, 2013

Separate Arrests On Drug Charges

Patrol & Street Crimes Made Drug Arrests

Mesa County, Colo. -- Patrol deputies responding to the 2900 block of Dawn Drive for a dispute between two adults, determined the female they contacted at the address where the dispute was reported, was Chaia Stewart, 30, of Grand Junction. After running her information through dispatch, deputies were made aware she had an active warrant for her arrest. 
Chaia Stewart, 30, of Grand Jct.

Deputies witnessed signs of Chaia being under the influence of drugs and before placing her in their patrol car they located prescription pills in a pocket of her clothing. During the booking process, detention deputies located syringes and methamphetamine, on her person.

Chaia was not only booked on her outstanding warrant, but for two charges of introducing contraband and drug paraphernalia, into the Detention Facility. She was previously arrested by the Grand Junction Police Department on June 24, 2013, and booked into the Detention Facility on charges related to methamphetamine, theft and burglary. 

Derek Cuppett, 20, of Grand Jct.
Just before midnight, deputies with the MCSO Street Crimes Unit stopped a vehicle near the corner of Grand Avenue and N. 26th Street, for traffic infractions. The driver, Derek Cuppett, 20, of Grand Junction, was issued a ticket for those sub-standard driving skills.

Derek's passenger, Vanessa Lopez, 22, was arrested for outstanding warrants. In addition, deputies located various prescription pills and arrested Derek on charges related to possession of schedule 2 and 3 drugs, and driving while license suspended. Derek was previously arrested twice in October and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility by the Grand Junction Police Department. On October 26, 2013, Derek was arrested for possession of controlled substance schedule 2 and 4, along with a failure to appear (in court) warrant. Previous to that, he was arrested on October 9, 2013, for criminal trespass and theft related charges.

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