Monday, June 29, 2015

Meth, Heroin and Marijuana Top Weekend Drug Arrests

Weekend Arrest Recap: Meth, Heroin & Marijuana

Michael McIlveene, 20
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Mesa County, Colo. -- Friday, June 26, at 8:40 p.m., deputies working the camp ground of the Loudwire music festival contacted 20-year-old, Michael McIlveene, of Manitou Springs, Colo. Initially, Michael was issued a summons for underage consumption of marijuana. Although, through further investigation, deputies located more than 10 grams of suspected heroin, 9 unused hypodermic needles and other evidence supporting felony drug use by Michael. (Clarification note: While personal amounts of marijuana are legal in Colorado, only for adults 21 years and older.)

He was transported by deputies to the Mesa County Detention Facility and booked into jail on charges associated with possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Christopher Nichols, 30
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On Saturday, June 27, around 9:30 p.m., Christopher Nichols, 30, of Grand Junction, was arrested following a traffic stop in the area of 30 Road and Hill Court. Deputies located suspected methamphetamine inside the vehicle driven and owned by Christopher, located in plain view. Christopher also spoke with deputies later in the night, admitting to snorting and injecting crystal meth. In addition, he told deputies he hadn't sleep in several days and didn't recall the last time he had slept.

The total packaged weight of the suspected meth was more than 10 grams. Christopher was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, possession of a schedule II controlled substance (meth), no proof of insurance, failing to drive in a single lane, no registration in vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without wearing a seatbelt.

Esau Matus, 19, of Grand Junction, was arrested on Sunday, June 28, at about 9:30 p.m., in the area of I-70 Business Loop and 32 Road, Clifton. Deputies conducting speed checks in the area with certified radar, clocked him going 10 miles an hour over the posted speed limit. Esau's driver's license was suspended for a DUI (alcohol offense) arrest in March 2015.

Esau Matus, 19
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Deputies located a marijuana smoking pipe inside Esau's truck, packed with marijuana and an additional bag of marijuana next to the pipe. He was booked into the jail on charges related to driving under the influence (of drugs), driving with a revoked license for (previous) DUI, no proof of insurance, speeding, seatbelt violation, possession of marijuana by an dunderage person and marijuana paraphernalia possession by an underage person.

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