Three Arrested in Colorado Springs Drug Bust
A man and two women have been arrested on suspicion of drug distribution in Colorado Springs. According to a news report in The Gazette, Colorado Springs police arrested the trio at the Sun Springs Motel on South Nevada Avenue. The arrest occurred after an undercover investigation led officers to the motel where drugs were allegedly being distributed. During the execution of a search warrant, police seized 31 grams of heroin, a gram of cocaine, a loaded .40-caliber handgun and cash. The two 29- and 21-year-old women and the 28-year-old man face felony distribution charges.
You can face serious criminal penalties for possessing drugs in Colorado, but the charges increase dramatically when the authorities determine an intent to sell. It is unlawful to knowingly manufacture, sell, dispense or distribute controlled substances.
The severity of the charges for drug distribution is related not only to the criminal history of the defendant, but also to the type of drugs involved. Here is a list of drug types and the penalties you can face for selling them in Colorado:
- Schedule I or II drugs such as heroin, LSD or Ecstasy can result in class 3 or class 2 felony charges.
- Schedule III drugs such as Codeine, Vicodin or Morphine can result class 4 or class 3 felony charges.
- Schedule IV drugs such as Xanax or Roofies can result in class 5 or class 4 felonies.
- Schedule V drugs such as Robitussin AC can result in class 5 felony or class 1 misdemeanor charges.
If you have been arrested on drug distribution charges in Colorado Springs, it is vital that you reach out to an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney before discussing your case with the authorities. Call The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. today at (719) 475-2555 for a free consultation.