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Force nabs C’dale pot growers

Aspen Times Staff Report

Two Carbondale men were arrested for cultivating marijuana and other drug-related charges Thursday morning by the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT).

Eric Kalnas, 22, was arrested following a 5 a.m. search of his home, according to a written statement from TRIDENT. Kalnas allegedly had a marijuana-growing operation inside his Pinion Pines Apartment, according to TRIDENT. Ten plants, each about two feet high, were seized along with 1.1 grams of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, several hundred dollars in cash, scales and plastic baggies.

Kalnas is charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of more than eight ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to TRIDENT.

TRIDENT officers also arrested Neil Todd Kochever on Thursday. Officers searched Kochever’s residence, also the Pinion Pines Apartments, early yesterday morning and found 10 pot plants growing there, too, according to TRIDENT.

Kochever is charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to TRIDENT.

On Monday, TRIDENT officers arrested three Glenwood Springs men for distribution of marijuana and other drug-related charges.


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