Trinidad

ACLU Files Suit After Drug Sting



Hannah Garcia 01/21/2015 Two Trinidad women who lost their jobs after they were wrongfully arrested are seeking to unmask the local police department’s use of informants with a civil lawsuit, claiming detectives knowingly used false information and fabricated evidence.

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Pot Protest planned in Trinidad



jon pompia 01/16/2015 TRINIDAD - A Trinidad man staunchly opposed to marijuana and outlets that sell it is spearheading a picket protest against a downtown pot shop. It is the first of what he hopes will be many.

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ACLU Sues City of Trinidad Over False Arrests



01/09/2015 The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado filed suit this morning against the City of Trinidad and a pair of Trinidad detectives on behalf of two innocent women who were falsely arrested and prosecuted as part of a highly-publicized “drug sting” in December, 2013.

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2 cleared in Trinidad drug sting file federal lawsuit



AP 01/09/2015 TRINIDAD - Two women who were arrested and later cleared in a drug sting case in Trinidad are suing the city and two police detectives, accusing them of not checking out allegations from an unreliable informant.

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Trinidad sued over drug sting



jon pompia, robert boczkiewicz 01/09/2015 DENVER - The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado filed suit in U.S. District Court against the city of Trinidad and a pair of Trinidad detectives on behalf of two women arrested and prosecuted as part of a highly publicized “drug sting” in December 2013.

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ACLU Sues Trinidad, Cops for False Arrests in Drug-Sting Fiasco



Alan Prendergast 01/08/2015 According to a lawsuit filed in Denver's federal district court this morning (see it below), two Trinidad police detectives fabricated and misrepresented evidence in a 2013 drug investigation that led to the arrests of forty people.

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Most drug charges go away



JON POMPIA 12/05/2014 TRINIDAD - A December 2013 drug sweep in Trinidad and Raton, N.M., that resulted in some 40 arrests was one of the largest in scope in that region. In the end, though, nearly every one of those arrested on felony drug charges saw their cases dismissed by either the district attorney or the court.

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Trinidad pot battle appears settled



JON POMPIA 12/04/2014 TRINIDAD - A Trinidad auto dealership caught in the middle of a business group’s plan to establish a retail marijuana facility in its location will relocate to a new and permanent space downtown.

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Trinidad council overturns pot permit denial



JON POMPIA 12/04/2014 Trinidad City Council Tuesday gave the green light for investor group Cannaco to establish a retail marijuana, cultivation center and product store at the current home of the Phil Long Toyota dealership at 3109 Toupal Drive, south of Trinidad.

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