Traffic Stop Yields Drug, Weapons Seizure #GVCopBeat

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cuffsOn 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.


3 thoughts on “Traffic Stop Yields Drug, Weapons Seizure #GVCopBeat

    Sheila rogers said:
    March 8, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Yahoo grand junction police department PROUD OF YOU

    Dana ohlson said:
    March 8, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Tax dollars well spent

    Jaynie Searcy said:
    March 8, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Good job guys! Keeping our area safe!

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