Thursday, April 5, 2007

Drugs at Cheese?

I cannot imagine this being true.

From The Daily Sentinel

VAIL — A joint drug enforcement operation at two recent String Cheese Incident concerts in Vail resulted in the arrests of 10 people on felony-level drug charge. Another 10 people were cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession, authorities said Friday...
The Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team organized the operation for the band’s concerts Monday and Tuesday. String Cheese Incident performed at Vail’s Winter Carnival event as part of the band’s farewell tour...Every past show by the band in Vail included a variety of schedule I and schedule II illegal drugs, along with marijuana or cannabis drugs associated with those events, TRIDENT said in a news release...
Garfield County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Tanny McGinnis said large concerts and similar events are “the kinds of things that open our eyes to this.” County Sheriff Lou Vallario chairs TRIDENT.
“I wouldn’t say we wanted to target String Cheese Incident necessarily,” McGinnis said.
Along with TRIDENT, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Western Slope Joint Drug Task Force and Vail Police Department were part of the undercover operation “in attempts to combat the extensive drug use,” the news release said. “The operation could only be deemed as highly successful,” the news release said.
Of the 10 people arrested on felony drug charges, five were arrested for allegedly selling drugs to undercover officers, and five were arrested for the alleged possession of felony-level drugs. Vail officers cited 10 people for possession of marijuana.
Among the charges were possession and sale of LSD, possession of hashish, possession of cocaine and the sale of marijuana.

Full Story : (

No comments: