Alleged crack dealer nabbed
Aspen police arrested an alleged crack dealer late Friday night after receiving a tip that drugs were being dealt from his Main Street apartment.”We were told they were dealing crack in that unit,” said Aspen Police Detective Chris Womack. “We hadn’t been investigating this. We got the info Friday and went down there on Friday.”According to Womack, after receiving the drug dealing tip officers learned that someone with an outstanding arrest warrant was living in the same apartment. So at midnight Friday, three Aspen Police officers approached Room 12 of the Cortina, at 320 W. Main St., to serve the warrant on Donald Harris. Harris, 27, was wanted for disorderly conduct. Harris opened the door; two other men in the apartment were within view, along with an alleged crack pipe, bindles of cocaine and a bag of marijuana, according to police. All three men were arrested.Harris was charged with the terms of his outstanding warrant and for possession of crack. He is being held on a $2,650 bond. Colorado Springs resident Adam Maloney, 23, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of crack. He told police the pot they found was his; it was less than an ounce. He is being held on a $2,500 bond.The third man, Okeith Jones, 33, is being held on a $12,500 bond for possession and distribution of cocaine and crack. Officers based the charges on what they saw and a subsequent search of the apartment, which took place after they received a signed warrant. “I found enough info to hold them on their charges,” said Womack, who reportedly found crack, cocaine, scales and packaging supplies, as well as hunting knives and a set of nunchucks.Joel Stonington’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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