ACET nabs two Craig residents |

ACET nabs two Craig residents

Task force seizes alleged methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia

Joshua Roberts

— Several months of investigations led to the arrests of two Craig residents suspected of drug-related crimes, the All Crimes Enforcement Team, reported Tuesday.

Assisted by the Craig Police Department and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, ACET conducted a search warrant Monday in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue West in Craig. Residents Sharyn Sanborn, 46, and Randy Cushman, 40, were arrested at the address.

Authorities seized small quantities of what is believed to be methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, ACET reported.

Sanborn was arrested on suspicion of distribution of a schedule 2 controlled substance, or methamphetamine. Cushman was arrested on suspicion of possession of a schedule 2 controlled substance.

Both Sanborn and Cushman have criminal backgrounds, Moffat County court clerks said.

Sanborn has previous convictions for possession of a schedule 2 controlled substance more than 1 gram and possession of a schedule 2 controlled substance for one gram or less. She also faces a charge of theft between $500 and $15,000 and is scheduled for trial in February.

Cushman has three convictions for driving under suspension and a disorderly conduct conviction.

Monday marks the second time in two months ACET has conducted drug-related search warrants and arrested suspects. In October, the task force conducted three search warrants in Craig and arrested five suspects on suspicion of cultivating and distributing marijuana.

Wiggins credits the arrests to a collaborative effort among law enforcement agencies.

“These arrests are the result of a lot of different investigations,” he said, “and there’s going to be more to come.”

ACET, formerly known as the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotic Enforcement Team, had been atypically quiet for several months while it restructured the organization following a decision by Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall to withdraw funding.

Despite having a smaller staff than previous years, Wiggins said the task force is “up and running.” Methamphetamine, the task force commander said, remains a top concern for law enforcement.

“It’s still a major problem,” Wiggins said. “It’s something we don’t need to give up on, and need to stay on top of. : We’re not ever going to eradicate the problem, but we can put a pretty good dent in it.”

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