Monday, May 12, 2014

Meth Arrests Over The Weekend

Patrol & Street Crimes Make Multiple Meth Arrests

Josephine Epping
Mesa County, Colo. -- A summary of various arrests from over the weekend by deputies with the Sheriff's Office included multiple arrests associated with methamphetamine. Arrests made by patrol units and deputies with the agency's Street Crimes Unit, which targets mid-level drug users, those with active warrants and targeted enforcement for specific crimes or incidents.

Josephine Epping, 28, of Clifton, was issued a ticket on Mother's Day after a welfare check was requested and conducted by patrol deputies regarding three small children in her home, in the 3200 block of Rood Avenue, Clifton. Deputies conducting the welfare check noted in reports behavior from Josephine consistent with methamphetamine users and paranoia. Ultimately, deputies removed the children from the home out of concern for the children's safety and overall welfare. Josephine received a ticket for child abuse with no injury and possession of controlled substance.

Renee Samora
Prior to Sunday, Josephine had a friend arrested by deputies in her home on May 7, for meth possession and drug paraphernalia (Kelli Garner, 36-years-old). On March 28, 2014, deputies issued her a county ordinance violence for disorderly house. The Grand Junction Police Department arrested Josephine on April 9, 2014, for domestic violence, on November 22, 2013, for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and she was booked into the Mesa Country Detention Facility in October 2013, on an active warrant.

On the night of May 9, deputies with the Street Crimes Unit arrested Renee Samora, 42, homeless, for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. She also had two active warrants and remains in jail on $100.00, cash only bond and $650.00, cash or surety bond. 

Meghan Richens
Deputies went on the night of May 9, to arrest Meghan Richens, 26, no address provided, for identity theft, possession of schedule IV level drug, paraphernalia and two active warrants for her arrest. Deputies contacted her in the 400 block of Chukar Way, Clifton, on a traffic stop. Meghan identified nearly 20 pills she initially had hidden in her panties, as Xanax, to deputies along with finding hypodermic needles and a stolen check in Meghan's possession, prior to being booked into jail. She is currently being held on a $7,500.00, cash only bond in the Mesa County Detention Facility. 

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