Numerous Arrests Made in Drug Distribution Investigation #GVCopBeat

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Daniel Randall, 52

A lengthy investigation, conducted by the Western Colorado Drug Task Force (comprised of investigators with the Grand Junction Police Department and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office), the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, and agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, culminated in the arrest of four subjects yesterday.  Throughout the course of the investigation, approximately 25 pounds of methamphetamine was seized, as well as several firearms, some of which were reported stolen.

Daniel Randall, 52, Aaron Cobb, 37, Amber Adams, 39, and Sarah Sutton, 36, were all arrested without incident at various locations in Mesa County on numerous charges related to drug distribution and money laundering.  Randall is being held on a $200,000 bond, Cobb is being held on $150,000 bond, and Adams and Sutton both have bonds set at $100,000.  The booking photo for Randall is included.  Current booking photos for the other three arrestees are not available at this time.
This investigation is still active and ongoing.  Additional charges and arrests may be forthcoming.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

4 thoughts on “Numerous Arrests Made in Drug Distribution Investigation #GVCopBeat

    don't have a blog or a website. said:
    June 2, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    It amazes me to see the ages of those you are bringing in for drugs, they know better, they have no excuse.

    Jarrett Krug said:
    July 17, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Lets just say that there are approximately 100,000 people in the grand valley, give or take a few thousand. Somewhere in the past i recall an estimate that 1 in 11 residents in the grand valley were chronic methamphetamine users. Lets be generous and reduce that to 1 in 20, so that’s still 5,000 daily methamphetamine users in Mesa County. The average user consumes approximately .5 gram to a gram daily. Lets go with the lower, the 1/2 Gram daily. There are 1000 Grams in a Kilo, or 2.2 Lbs. By these under rated estimates Mesa County alone CONSUMES 2.5 Kilograms of meth DAILY, so that 5.5 lbs a day x 30 days a month, so mesa county consumes 165 pounds of crystal methamphetamine a month, or 1,980 LBS a year. This long term investigation that yielded 25 lbs of meth over who knows how long of a period, a year? Not even close to 1.5% of the annual consumption rate of users in mesa county. The war on drugs is FAILING, its FAILED. Prohibition lasted 13 years, and created organized crime, use didn’t stop and it was a huge failure. There are Far more drugs on our streets of a Greater Purity for Cheaper prices than before the “War on Drugs” was introduced by Nixon. Our Government, for example the CIA Contra Episode which led to the Crack Cocaine epidemic in California around the same time mandatory minimums for crack vs powder were federally passed making crack possession sentences over 20x longer than that of powder, racially motivated? The CIA was buying cocaine from Nicaragua, turning it into crack after using military aircraft to transport it across the border, sold in massive quantities to the poorest black communities in LA (ALL OF WHICH IS WELL DOCUMENTED< EVIDENCE BASED<FACTUAL) who in turn took the profits made and sent them back to the Contra Rebels in Nicaragua to buy weapons to overthrow their own legitimate Government, that the U.S. obviously didn't like. When Al Quida controlled Afghanistan they reduced the number of opium crops from 500,000 to 5,000. Contrary to public belief they are against heroin production, use. As soon as that happened we "went to war" with Afghanistan, still no legitimate reason, harboring terrorists? How about Saudi Arabia if that is our reasoning, anyways, within a year we had them growing 500,000 more acres of opium poppies once again. The Private prison system is out of control, we incarcerate more people than any other country in the world, including China (who has over a billion people and horrific laws) Russia, more than South Africa During Apartheid. Educate Yourselfs on the facts, police officers included. Come to your own conclusions. Yes we all know drugs are bad for the economy, when they are criminalized. We created the Mexican Cartels. Look at Portugal, in 2002 they decriminalized use and possession of ALL substances. Since then, there are LESS addicts, LESS children trying drugs, LESS crime, ECONOMY is BOOMING, money being spent incarcerating is now spent educating and offering free treatment, if the user wants it. Their treatments have a success rate of 80% while our best rehabs are maybe 6%. And now Trump Care, the Republicans and their misguided nonsensical views want to cut funding for substance abuse treatment, allow insurance companies to make it a pre-existing condition which will prevent any one with a substance abuse issue, 8,000,000 people in the USA alone, be denied coverage? REMOVE STIGMA, ANY PRECONCEIVED BIAS, and Propaganda and look at the facts, educate yourself. PLEASE! Ignorance has created the atmosphere we have towards drugs, I have been drug free for 8 Years and advocate for those still suffering.

      Misinformed??? said:
      August 17, 2017 at 1:27 am

      I agree. Fact: Western Slope Drug Task Force allows there confidential informants to use, buy and sell the drugs while doing there (task force) job, out on the streets. They paid ‘Redwood’ well for this one.

    Misinformed??? said:
    August 17, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Correction. Western Colorado Drug Task.

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