On Tuesday night, at around 10pm, an officer with the Grand Junction Police Department observed a red Chevy Impala approaching the Clifton exit on I-70. The vehicle was weaving over the fog line on the road, and the officer initiated a traffic stop, but the vehicle failed to yield for the officer.
Shortly after that, the same vehicle was seen again, and officers observed that the car was displaying a temporary tag that expired in February. Officers stopped the vehicle on F 1/2 Road and contacted the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, identified as Brooke Sackse, 24, of Grand Junction.
During a routine records check of Sackse, it was revealed that she was driving with a revoked license, and that she had an active warrant for her arrest. Sackse was placed into custody, and a K9 unit conducted a sniff of the vehicle. After the K9 alerted to the presence of illegal drugs inside the vehicle, a search of the car was completed. The search resulted in the location of prescription drugs, marijuana concentrate, and psilocybin mushrooms, as well as over 2 lbs of marijuana. Officers also found several bottles of butane, which is commonly used to extract marijuana concentrate. Additionally, officers located brass knuckles, a handgun with two loaded magazines, and a loaded assault rifle in the car. A criminal history search for Sackse revealed that she is a convicted felon, and therefore is prohibited from possessing weapons.
Sackse was remanded to the Mesa County Jail on charges of Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance (DF4), Possession with Intent to Distribute (DF2), Possession of a Schedule III/IV/V Controlled Substance (DM1), Unlicensed Manufacture of Marijuana Concentrate (F2), Possession of Weapons by Previous Offenders (F6), Conspiracy to Distribute (DF1), Possession of a Dangerous or Illegal Weapon (M1), Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana (DF3), and Driving with a Revoked License, as well as her warrant. A current booking photo of Sackse is not available at this time.