Two armed drug dealers arrested in Moffat County sentenced to prison
Two armed drug dealers will spend time at the Colorado Department of Corrections after they were arrested in Moffat County late last year for possession of several drugs including methamphetamines.
Nicholas Karm, 18, was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday, and Luke Talbot, 20, was sentenced to three years in prison on March 10. Both men are from Wyoming.
On March 10, both men plead guilty to possession and intent to distribute meth, which is a Class 3 drug felony.
The pair was arrested by former Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz on Dec. 15, 2014 after Jantz “contacted a suspicious vehicle in Craig occupied by Karm and Talbot,” according to a press release from the 14th Judicial District and Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.
Moffat County deputies, the All Crimes Enforcement Team and a K9 deputy named Kilo found seven grams of meth, nine grams of marijuana and marijuana concentrate, Oxycontin, Vicodin and drug distribution materials in their car.
Additionally, Karm and Talbot had three loaded handguns, a loaded rifle and several knives in their possession.
“The sentencing of these drug dealers sends a clear and concise message to all that engage in this type of illegal activity, you will be caught and held accountable for your actions. We will continue to work tirelessly with our law enforcement and criminal justice partners to ensure Moffat County is a safe place for all,” Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume said in a statement.
Karm was represented by Steamboat attorney Leslie Goldstein and Talbot was represented by state public defender Molly Hamsher. Kathryn Brown is the deputy district attorney who prosecuted the cases.
“Methamphetamine and other drugs present a real danger to Moffat County, particularly when their dealers are increasingly armed. We will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute those who want to profit from bringing such hazards to our community,” 14th Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey said in a statement.
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