Man busted at Copper Mountain climbing wall with pot, cocaine, acid |

Man busted at Copper Mountain climbing wall with pot, cocaine, acid

Robert Allen
Summit Daily News
Vail, CO Colorado

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colorado – A security guard at Copper recently alerted deputies to a 21-year-old man whom a tipster reported to be dealing drugs next to the climbing wall.

The deputy approached the man, who was wearing a red backpack, and asked whether he had any drugs.

“(The man) paused and looked at me for about 5 seconds before replying, ‘No, no I don’t have any drugs,'” according to the deputy in the Sheriff’s Office report.

Asked a second time, them man stood up and replied, “OK, I’m going to be straight with you.”

He removed a metal box from his backpack to display three jars of marijuana. The man told the deputy he was not a caregiver and did not have a medical marijuana license, according to the report.

There was also a small green container in the box with a clear capsule of white, powdery substance that appeared to be cocaine, and a folded piece of tin foil which appeared to be two hits of suspected LSD, according to the report.

There were three small bags of seeds in the box. The deputy asked the man whether he grew marijuana and he replied, “No comment,” according to the report.

On the table in front of the man was a small glass smoking pipe with un-smoked marijuana in it. A search of the backpack later revealed a small electronic scale with marijuana residue on it, as well as $138, a small amount of marijuana concentrate and some rolling papers.

At the Sheriff’s Office, the deputy conducted tests on the marijuana and cocaine with “presumptive positive” results. The marijuana weighed 33.3 grams and the cocaine weighed 1 gram.

The suspected LSD was not tested but saved for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s laboratory.

The man was booked into Summit County Jail on five drug charges.

Robert Allen can be contacted at (970) 668-4628 or

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