Saturday, May 16, 2015

Interstate 70 Bust Nets More Than 4 Pounds Cocaine

Interstate Interdiction Deputy Gets Cocaine Off Streets

Cocaine & packaging found in rental car,
driven by Timothy Prater.
Mesa County, Colo. -- On Thursday evening, when most people are just getting home from work or sitting down to the dinner table, deputies and officers contacted a rental vehicle and it's driver in a parking lot, on Horizon Drive, Grand Junction. The driver of the rental car was identified as, Timothy Prater, 53, of Silverthorne, Colorado.

According to a criminal history search, Timothy has an extensive past, which includes trafficking narcotic drugs and cultivating marijuana. Cocaine was located in his travel bag, inside the rental vehicle. The cocaine amount was 4.4 pounds, which has a street value of approximately $200,000.00.

Timothy Prater was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on charges related distribution of a schedule I/II drug--cocaine, special circumstances of importing a schedule I/II drug and driving with an obstructed windshield. 

A booking photo is currently not available of Timothy, and he received a $50,000 cash only bond today. For updated information on any inmate currently in our jail, visit the Inmate Inquiry website.