MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE IN GRAND COUNTY

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Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado – Today, Matthew Etten pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to manufacture or distribute methamphetamine, a class 2 Drug Felony.

Grand County District Court Judge Mary Hoak set April 11 th 2019 at 1:30PM for his sentencing.

Mr. Etten plead guilty to the highest charge without any sentencing concessions from the prosecution. He faces a maximum term in the department of corrections of eight years.

On August 27 th of 2018, Mr. Etten was observed in the parking lot of the City Market gas station in Granby passed out in his vehicle in a state of undress. Mr. Etten was found to be in possession of large amounts of drug paraphernalia, drug kits, tools of drug distribution, over 40 grams of methamphetamine.

The investigation was conducted by the Granby Police Department with assistance from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kathryn L. Dowdell.

District Attorney Brett Barkey stated “Methamphetamine and other drugs present a real danger to Grand County. We will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute those who want to
profit from bringing such hazards to our community.”

On August 27 the of 2018, Mr. Etten was observed in the parking lot of the City Market gas station in Granby passed out in his vehicle in a state of undress. Mr. Etten was found to be in possession of large amounts of drug paraphernalia, drug kits, tools of drug distribution, over 40 grams of methamphetamine.

The investigation was conducted by the Granby Police Department with assistance from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kathryn L. Dowdell.

District Attorney Brett Barkey stated “Methamphetamine and other drugs present a real danger to Grand County. We will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute those who want to
profit from bringing such hazards to our community.”

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