Speeder busted for drugs
April 2, 2009
A Nederland man stopped for speeding was arrested for transporting a large quantity of illegal drugs in Summit County Saturday evening.
Christopher Michael Sikora was pulled over at the intersection of Highway 6 and Swan Mountain Road.
Sikora was driving on a suspended Colorado driver’s license, but had a valid Maryland driver’s license. The deputy suspended Sikora as a non-resident violator, issued him a ticket for speeding and driving under suspension, and called a tow truck.
Before Sikora left, a deputy asked him if there was anything illegal in the car. Sikora gave the deputy a multi-colored pipe with potential marijuana residue in it and said there was less than an eighth of an ounce of marijuana in the car.
In an initial “inventory” search of the vehicle, a deputy found an liquor bottle with alcohol containing a leafy-green substance resembling marijuana. The deputy also found one bag of suspected psilocybin mushroom or “shrooms.”
After obtaining a search warrant, a Dillon police officer and a K9 dog found a backpack containing a sealed bag of 59.6 grams (about 2 ounces) of suspected “shrooms,” and four separate sealed bags of suspected marijuana, weighing 320.5 grams ” or about 11 ounces.
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Judy Scollard of the Summit County Drug Task Force said Sikora is facing felony charges.
Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.