On Tuesday, January 25, a judge ruled that there was barely enough evidence to try a Colorado Springs man to stand trial on charges of drug possession and conspiracy, reports The Colorado Springs Gazette. The man’s former $1 million home purportedly tested positive for methamphetamine.
The judge said the evidence was “pretty close to the line” of what was required, but stated it was up to the jury to decide the man’s case. After a preliminary hearing, the man pleaded not guilty to the charges.
According to investigators, on November 12, 2010, Colorado Springs police arrested the man and his son after a report by an independent industrial hygienist detected meth in the man’s former home in northwest Colorado Springs. Currently, the house is involved in a lawsuit that was filed in September of 2010 by a couple who purchased the house but allegedly could not move in because of drug contamination.
The investigation reportedly began after the man’s ex-wife sent police the report from the hygienist, along with photographs of the home that allegedly showed ammonia, aluminum foil, and rubber tubing that appeared to have crystals formed on it. However, the man’s attorney has argued that prosecutors have failed to show any evidence that meth was manufactured at the house or that the man was aware of it.
The man, who is a former scientist who worked on rocket technology software, is now unemployed and living in a motel as a result of the allegations made against him.
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