Traffic stop yields drugs


The Colorado State Patrol confiscated six different illegal drugs after stopping a vehicle for speeding south of Craig on Saturday.
Officers found marijuana and methamphetamine after a Meeker motorist and his Craig passenger were stopped by State Patrol Trooper Marty Smith. The pharmaceutical drugs diazepam, alprazolam, oxycodone, and hydrocodone also were found at the scene, Smith said.
Smith said he clocked the car driving 82 mph in an area where the posted speed limit is 65 mph.
The pair appeared very nervous and had trouble explaining where they were going and why, Smith said.
One of the men said they were in a hurry to get to the hospital to see a nephew, but the man didn't know the nephew's name, Smith said.
The men denied having any drugs and consented to a search, Smith said. Moffat County Sheriff's deputies Courtland Folks, Todd Wheeler and Dan Burke assisted at the scene, Smith said.
Officers patted down the passenger, Brett Floyd Yeomans, 40. Officers allegedly found a marijuana pipe and less than one ounce of marijuana. Yeomans also allegedly possessed a box containing three syringes and a spoon stained with suspected methamphetamine residue.
"The spoon is common paraphernalia used by people who inject meth," Smith said. "Based on my training and experience, I'd say that's what it was."
The driver, Stephan Dennis Barley, 41, allegedly possessed a small baggie with suspected methamphetamine residue inside.
Folks deployed the Sheriff's officers drug dog, Czar, which alerted to several areas of the Jeep Cherokee, Smith said.
The dog alerted to a tin can that was in plain view in the front of the automobile. Inside the tin, officers found numerous pharmaceuticals and less than a gram of suspected methamphetamine.
The residue was field tested and showed a positive result for methamphetamine, Smith said.
Barley was arrested on the charges of possession of amphetamine and drug paraphernalia, four counts of possessing synthetic narcotics and two counts of unlawful use of controlled substances.
Yeomans was arrested on the charges of possession of amphetamine and drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and one count of possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
A shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle were found in the back seat of the Jeep. Yeomans admitted to being a convicted felon recently off parole, Smith said.

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