Editor’s note: Article updated to reflect new information provided by CSPD including the amount of drugs seized and the recovery of items related to identity theft.
(COLORADO SPRINGS) — Officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) found a truck stolen from Pueblo and located a large quantity of drugs in northeast Colorado Springs on Tuesday, Sept. 12, according to police.
CSPD said on Tuesday, at around 1:30 p.m. officers were patrolling a local motel in the 4300 block of Sinton Road near Garden of the Gods Road, allegedly known for stolen vehicles and narcotics activity. Officers found a Dodge Ram pickup truck with registration connected to a wanted fugitive from the United States Marshals Service and was listed as stolen from the Pueblo Police Department (PPD).
According to police, officers looked at video surveillance from the hotel providing information on a motor vehicle theft (MVT) suspect. Officers went to the room associated with the suspect in an attempt to find the wanted fugitive and the MVT suspect.
Police said officers did not find the wanted fugitive but located a man and woman. Probable cause was established to place the man in custody for the vehicle theft. While officers were investigating, various ID cards and items were seen that did not belong to either the man or woman. Officers did not have enough information to place the woman in custody and she was released pending further investigation.
Police obtained a search warrant, and after a search of the room, found evidence of possible identity theft. Also during the search warrant officers found a large quantity of drugs, money, and several firearms. CSPD said the items recovered were:
- 1,371 grams of Methamphetamine
- 124.9 grams of Fentanyl which is 1,131 doses
- 115 grams of Heroin
- 50.7 grams of Cocaine
- Three firearms
- 97 sublingual strips of Suboxone
- 79 doses of prescription medication
CSPD said the case is an ongoing active investigation.