On March 15, 2010, police arrested two men on drug and weapons related charges in Colorado Springs. According to an article from the Colorado Connection, the first arrest occurred at the Conoco Gas Station on North Nevada Avenue after the suspect allegedly sold marijuana to an undercover detective. The 21-year-old was arrested shortly thereafter and was found to be carrying a loaded, semi-automatic handgun. This gave police probable cause to search the man’s home where another suspect was discovered.
Police confronted the second suspect, who was later taken into custody on an active warrant for the charge of attempted first-degree murder. At the time of arrest, the second suspect also possessed a loaded handgun and had resisted arrest, which was later added to his charges. The first man arrested was charged with distribution of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.
According to authorities, a third handgun was recovered during the investigation along with eleven pounds of marijuana, 27 grams of psychotropic mushrooms and $600 in cash. Both suspects were booked into the Criminal Justice Center, pending their respective trial dates.