At approximately 5:00am on Tuesday, August 11, an on-duty officer with the Grand Junction Police Department contacted two people in the 1000 Block of Grand Avenue. After striking up a consensual conversation with the two individuals, the uniformed officer asked them where they were headed The female, later identified as Danielle Gordon, 29, told him they were going “somewhere to hide from police.”
The officer was able to observe that Gordon had a rolled up cloth sticking out of her clothing, and he could see two plungers for hypodermic needles visible at the top of the cloth. The officer asked Gordon to remove the needles and hand them to him. Gordon asked, “What needles?” The officer assured her that the items were clearly visible. At that point, Gordon reached up and started to depress the plungers of both needles into her clothing. The officer was able to quickly remove the needles from Gordon’s possession. Both needles contained a clear liquid that tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine. A probable cause search of Gordon’s property revealed additional suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Danielle Gordon was arrested and remanded to the Mesa County Jail on charges of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of drug paraphernalia.