Gypsum resident charged with selling drugs to high school and middle school students

A 21-year-old Gypsum resident was taken into custody Tuesday and now faces a multitude of charges after allegedly selling drugs to local middle and high school students.

The investigation was initiated by the Gore Range Narcotics Interdiction Team following a report of a minor in possession of mushrooms and LSD. The GRANITE team dedicated several months and over a hundred hours to the investigation, according to a press release issued by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

GRANITE is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force composed of local law enforcement partners and detectives from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and the Vail Police Department.

School Resource Officers also contributed critical information to the investigation, according to the Sheriff’s office.

“Distribution amounts” of cocaine, marijuana, THC products, hallucinogenic products, $10,477 in cash, and other paraphernalia were seized as part of the investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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Charges include nine counts of “Special Offender — School Grounds,” a class-1 drug felony; unlawful distribution of cocaine, a class-2 drug felony; unlawful possession of controlled substance, a class-4 drug felony; unlawful distribution of marijuana to a minor, a class-4 drug felony; and contribution to the delinquency of a minor.

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