1:14 am - Tuesday January 23, 2018

Man Arrested for Selling Marijuana to Minors‏

An investigation into the illegal sale of marijuana to juveniles began late July, 2015.   Detectives from the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations & Narcotics (S.I.N.) Unit received tips of marijuana being sold to juveniles near the mobile home community in Pueblo West.

During the investigation, detectives observed numerous vehicles arrive to an address in the 200 block of E. Homer Dr.  Occupants of the vehicles would go into the home, return to the vehicle and leave within minutes of arriving.

On Aug. 6, 2015, Sheriff’s deputies and detectives contacted two juvenile occupants of a vehicle which had left the residence.  After speaking with the juveniles, detectives were able to corroborate the tips they had been investigating.  Based on this information and previously gathered evidence, a search warrant was obtained.  Upon executing the search warrant of the residence contact was made with the homeowner, John McBride (52 yo, male) who was taken into custody for the following charges:

1: CRS 18-18-406(7)(a)                    Distribution of Marijuana to a minor                     DF4

2: CRS 18-6-701                               Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor         F4

3: CRS 18-8-103                                Resisting Arrest                                                     2M

4: CRS 18-18-407(1)(d)(II)               Special Offender                                                    SE

Approximately six (6) ounces of dried marijuana material, marijuana concentrate, and hashish were seized, along with 1 handgun, 2 shotguns and 1 rifle.  Detectives noted large quantities of small denomination currency, which they believe is common to the distribution of narcotics, adding up to approximately $7,500.00 in cash.

“Although recreational marijuana use has been legalized in Colorado, the personal growing and/or selling of marijuana through unregulated supply is illegal and can create easy access to individuals and juveniles who do not or could not buy recreational marijuana through legal means.”  Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor said.




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