Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Middle Schooler Charged With Felony Drug Distribution

13-Year-Old Investigated Multiple Times

Mesa County, Colo. -- A 13-year-old Mount Garfield Middle School student who has a pending court date stemming from felony drug charges, was arrested on a warrant for the same activity January 30, 2015. The teen was booked into the Grand Mesa Youth Detention Facility without bond, charged with additional counts of special offender distribution of drugs at school, tampering with evidence, unlawful possession of controlled substance, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful use of controlled substance.

Three drug investigations were separately conducted by school resource deputies with our agency, during January, that all lead back to the same teen. She is suspected of distributing prescription pills, to include, morphine and oxycodone/Percocet pills. The deputy wrote in his warrant for the teen, "a single dose (of oxy), to a non-tolerant user...can be considered a fatal dose."

The school officials worked in tangent with deputies on these investigations, with a focus on student safety.

For a safe disposal site for unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs, use this FREE option located in our lobby. 

FREE disposal option
Located in the lobby at: 215 Rice St., GJ
Here is a blurb from a previous post about a safe and free alternative to disposing of prescription drugs: Every business day our agency main lobby is open to the public (current hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, holidays excluded), citizens can access this drug take back box. The box was given to our agency from CDHPE at no cost. Our partnership with them requires us making the box available to the public. We are very excited about this partnership!
Our lobby has this box available for proper and safe disposal of your over-the-counter and prescription medications. This is a no questions asked service, however we can not accept a few items, listed here:
  • Needles/Sharps
  • Aerosol
  • Mercury Containing Item(s)
  • Chemotherapy or Radio Active Substances
  • Oxygen
  • Pressurized Canisters
Mesa County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility will take many of these items, such as: needles/sharps, pressurized/aerosol and mercury containing items, free of charge from Mesa County residents, Thursdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, they are NOT able to accept controlled substances (narcotics), chemotherapy or radio-active substances or oxygen tanks. Mesa County Hazardous Waste Facility can be reached directly at (970) 257-9336 or (970) 256-9543 for more information, or visit their website: www.mesacounty.us/swm