Tag Archives: marijuana

Man Arrested After Masked Burglary

A Steamboat man was taken into custody after a burglary in Steamboat last week. 19 year old Colten Crawford admitted to being involved in the burglary after he was taken into custody Saturday night. A man called police after he was reportedly assaulted by three men in ski masks at a Steamboat home. Crawford and two others allegedly beat the man up Continue reading

Tax Collections Up $100K For October

Steamboat tax collections in October were $30,000 higher than previously indicated in the preliminary Sales Use and Accommodation Tax Report. Taxes for October grew by more than 7%, or $106,000, when compared to the previous year, with the biggest gains coming from lodging Continue reading

Man Arrested After Greeting Cops With Gun

A Utah man was arrested last week in Reliance, after he met cops at his door with a gun. 31-year-old Brian Olsen of Price was wanted on a warrant for allegedly brandishing a firearm during a road rage incident.  When Sweetwater County deputies responded to his residence to attempt to arrest him, Olsen allegedly answered the door holding a loaded shotgun. After a brief verbal altercation, Olsen Continue reading

Marijuana Use Among Colorado Students Declines

According to a new federal report from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, regular marijuana use among Colorado middle and high school students declined after marijuana was legalized in the state. Results show fewer than 10% of Colorado  kids aged 12 to 17 used marijuana in the month prior Continue reading

Man Arrested With 38 Pounds Of Pot

A California man was arrested over the weekend after police discovered 38 pounds of marijuana in his possession. 32-year-old Brandon Lewin’s vehicle was searched Wednesday after he was pulled over for a traffic violation on I-80 near Rock Springs. Lewin received two felony drug charges related to the seized Continue reading

$3 Million Worth Of Drugs Seized In A Month

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office has made six felony drug arrests and seized in excess of 650 pounds of high-grade marijuana with a street value of over $3.3 million, since the end of October. Also seized during that time frame were 604 individual THC Vape cartridges, 150 individual small glass Continue reading

Man Arrested With 200 Pounds Of Pot

A California man was arrested over the weekend after deputies discovered just under 200 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. 29-year-old Jorge Paniagua of San Diego was pulled over on I-80 Saturday, when a drug dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, Continue reading

Steamboat Taxes Up $70K For October

Steamboat tax collections increased again in October, according to the most recent Sales Use and Accommodation Tax Report. Taxes for October grew by 5%, or $70,000, when compared to the previous year, with the biggest gains Continue reading

Man Arrested For Felony Marijuana Possession

A Georgia man was arrested over the weekend near Rock Springs for felony possession of marijuana. The vehicle of 56-year-old Oanh Luong of Georgia was searched after being pulled over for speeding on I-80, when police discovered 37 triple-vacuum-sealed bags of Continue reading

Should Marijuana Businesses Get Tax Deductions?

A bill has been introduced in the US Senate that would allow marijuana businesses, that are operating in states with legalized marijuana, to utilize common business tax deductions and credits. Senator Cory Gardner is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan bill called the Small Business Tax Equity Act.  If passed, the bill would allow marijuana Continue reading

Pot Money Could Go Toward Teacher Shortage

Tax revenue from recreational marijuana may go to help curb Colorado’s teacher shortage.  A budget proposal from Governor John Hickenlooper earmarks ten- Continue reading

Man Arrested With $300 Thousand Worth Of Pot

A California man is in custody after Sweetwater County deputies’ found marijuana in his vehicle. The vehicle of 36-year-old Daniel Hurtado was searched earlier this week, after a drug dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs in his vehicle. Following a search, more than 60 pounds of marijuana was Continue reading