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Task force nabs 50 pounds of pot

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SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Sheriff’s Office announced two drug busts Friday that resulted in the seizure of more than 50 pounds of marijuana, cash and five arrests.A traffic stop conducted by sheriff’s deputies Oct. 14 led them to an apartment in Corinthian Hills. Deputies surveiled the apartment while the drug task force obtained a search warrant for the apartment.Officers stopped two men leaving the apartment and found 10 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. Brian Dill, 23, of Littleton, and the owner of the vehicle, was arrested along with 23-year-old Christopher Thornburg, also of Littleton.The drug task force then entered the apartment under authority of the search warrant and found 40 pounds of marijuana and $54,000 in cash. Agents arrested Thomas Elliot, 28, of Dillon, and Joshua Rosenberg, 24, of Ukiah, Calif.Officers also arrested Matthew Brown, 36, of Denver, who had an additional pound of pot in his vehicle.All five have since posted bond and been released from the Summit County Jail. The press release from the sheriff’s office did not indicate the bond amounts.Task force agents also executed a search warrant Oct. 27 with the assistance of Summit County Haz-Mat, Silverthorne Police Department, Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue, Red, White and Blue Fire and Summit County Ambulance at a unit in Blue River Apartments in Silverthorne. Earlier that day, an employee of Summit County Social Services had conducted a child welfare investigation at the apartment and observed items she believed to be used in methamphetamine manufacturing. Based on that tip, Silverthorne police officers secured the apartment and removed all occupants.Task force agents searched the apartment and found suspected meth ingredients. The primary resident of the apartment was not at home, however, and the case remains under investigation.

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