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Feds take over Glenwood Springs case where 100 pounds of meth found

Thomas Phippen
tphippen@postindependent.com
Colorado State Patrol arrested a man after finding 100 pounds of meth in his minivan on Monday.
Courtesy of Kathy Newbould

Federal prosecutors have taken over the case against a man arrested in Glenwood Springs with 93 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in his minivan.

Esquivel-Tecalco was taken into federal custody Tuesday, and he entered a plea of not guilty in the Colorado district of federal court Friday, according to court records.

Many documents in the case are restricted, but the federal judge ordered Friday Esquivel-Tecalco remain in custody.



Ninth District Attorney Jeff Cheney said that local prosecutors agreed to hand over the prosecution of Esquivel-Tecalco.

“Our office coordinated with the United States Attorney and consented to their taking jurisdiction and prosecution of Mr. Esquivel-Tecalco. He will be prosecuted in United States Federal District Court,” Cheney said.



Esquivel-Tecalco was arrested Sept. 9 in Glenwood Springs after being pulled over for speeding and weaving outside his lane on Interstate 70, according to Colorado State Patrol affidavit.

The CSP trooper convinced Esquivel-Tecalco to sign a form consenting to a search.

Law enforcement found 63 bricks of presumed methamphetamine stashed in the door panels of the minivan.


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