Las Animas County

CSP confiscates over $15K during routine traffic stop



STEPHANIE WOLF 01/18/2014 LAS ANIMAS COUNTY - The Colorado State Patrol seized over $15,000 in cash Friday morning after pulling over a vehicle for exceeding the speed limit by more than 20 mph. The vehicle was heading southbound on I-25 approximately 16 miles north of Trinidad when it was pulled over, said the CSP.

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Pot Protest planned in Trinidad



jon pompia 01/16/2015 TRINIDAD - A Trinidad man staunchly opposed to marijuana and outlets that sell it is spearheading a picket protest against a downtown pot shop. It is the first of what he hopes will be many.

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Accused meth mule on the run again



Randy Wyrick 10/09/2014 EAGLE COUNTY - An accused meth mule cut off his electronic ankle bracelet and bolted, instead of reporting to prison to begin an 18 year sentence. Alejandro Carnalla accepted an offer for 18 years in state prison in a Denver case, which rolled in his charges in Eagle and Summit counties.

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One arrested in early August pot bust in Las Animas County



Eric Mullens 09/04/2014 LAS ANIMAS COUNTY - While serving civil papers at a location in the Blackhawk Ranch subdivision in early August, Las Animas County Sheriff’s deputies came upon a large marijuana growing operation.

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Renter discovers large, illegal pot grow operation while trimming trees near Trinidad



08/31/2014 TRINIDAD - Authorities say they have destroyed more than 1,300 marijuana plants that were being illegally grown in the Trinidad area.

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Illegal pot grows near Trinidad



Tracy Harmon, Matt Hildner, 08/30/2014 TRINIDAD - Local law enforcement officers discovered two illegal marijuana grow sites in August.

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Heroin combined with OxyContin kills nine in Las Animas County



Michelle San Miguel 04/01/2014 LAS ANIMAS COUNTY - Nine lives were lost last year to overdoses from a combination of heroin and OxyContin.

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Trinidad flips rules on pot



9/22/2013 TRINIDAD - Trinidad City Council passed a moratorium on retail marijuana sales Tuesday night, then lifted its ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.

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