COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man is facing multiple charges after officers seized more than 34 pounds of meth and nine pounds of heroin in a drug bust in Fountain, according to police.
Police said the seizure came after a monthslong investigation by the Metro Vice, Narcotics, and Intelligence Division, which is made up of officers and deputies from several local departments, along with a narcotics detection K9 named Sugar.
As a result of the investigation, law enforcement seized:
- 34.87 pounds of methamphetamine
- 9.66 pounds of heroin
- 0.53 pounds of cocaine
- 1.50 pounds of pressed pills of suspected fentanyl
- Four guns, two of which were stolen
- Two vehicles
The suspect, 42-year-old Daniel Valentine of Fountain, was arrested Wednesday. He is facing multiple drug and weapons-related charges. Police said Valentine is on parole from the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Police said the total street value of the seizure was $762,130, not including the pills.