Bust of ‘over-the-hill’ Aspen drug gang pits local cops against feds

Nancy Lofholm and Tom McGhee
The Denver Post

When Montgomery Chitty was arrested during the bust of a senior-citizen cocaine ring in 2011, there were more titters about an “over the hill” drug gang operating in this celebrity-studded, laissez-faire resort town than there was outrage over the smuggling of hundreds of kilos of cocaine.

From the luxury Gucci and Fendi shops in the heart of the town to the murky interior of the iconically funky Woody Creek Tavern up the valley, the fact that there are big lots of drugs being bought, sold and consumed where the world comes to party isn’t much of an eyebrow-raiser.

But Chitty’s prosecution and conviction have raised angst of another sort.

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