Man busted for fentanyl, meth, guns
Last updated 7/7/2022 at 2:57pm
A man found in possession of suspected fentanyl, meth, handguns, a stolen car and a large amount of cash was arrested in Fountain on Wednesday morning.
At approximately 10:15 a.m., officers with the Fountain Police Department, along with its DICE Team, attempted to contact three individuals sitting in a stolen motor vehicle in the area of Royalty Place and Windsor Lane. Upon contact, the vehicle attempted to flee, intentionally striking patrol cars, an FPD report said. The driver began ingesting what appeared to be fentanyl pills while ignoring officers' commands. Officers were able to block the vehicle in and take the driver and two passengers into custody.
Officers located approximately 2,000 suspected fentanyl pills, two handguns, 10 grams of suspected methamphetamine, and approximately $12,000 in cash.
The driver was identified as 28-year-old Troy McKibben, who had active warrants for Vehicular Eluding, Theft (2 counts), Motor Vehicle Theft, Trespass Auto (3 counts), ID Theft, Possession Financial Documents, Possession Schedule 2 Substance (2 counts), Obstruction and Drug Paraphernalia. After a medical clearance, McKibben was booked into the El Paso County Jail (CJC) on new charges of Special Offender (Drugs and Guns), Possession of more than 50 grams suspected Fentanyl with intent to distribute, Possession Schedule 2 Controlled Substance, Motor Vehicle Theft and Criminal Mischief.
The male passenger, identified as 39-year-old Jason Crumpler, was booked into CJC on warrants for Traffic Offenses, Kidnaping, Shoplifting and Eluding an Officer.
The adult female passenger was released due to having non-extraditable misdemeanor warrants.
All three parties were from the western slope of Colorado (Delta, Montrose and Grand Junction area).
If you have any information about this incident, please call the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Communications Center at (719) 390-5555. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or http://www.crimestop.net. If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.