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Trooper Stops Car With "Grocery Store" of Drugs

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A vehicle that was originally pulled over for a traffic violation-- ended up containing much more than troopers were expecting.

At around 9 a.m. Sunday morning, 56-year-old Joel Jenkins and 27-year-old Nicole Schlottach were stopped between North Ave. and 1st St.

The vehicle was wanted for several days prior -- as the driver originally had ran away after being pulled over for a registration violation.

However, when they finally pulled the suspects over, troopers were in for a big surprise.

Upon a search of the vehicle, troopers say they found 10 different types of drugs -- including cocaine, meth, and xanax.

Troopers with CSP believe some were for personal use, while many were also being sold.

"It's literally a grocery store walk in for different drugs for different reasons. It's just astonishing to have at least 10 different types of drugs in a vehicle at one stop," said Trooper Glen Hunter with the Colorado State Patrol.

Both suspects are facing a number of charges including possession with intent to distribute. The female passenger, who was originally the driver who ran away, is also facing alluding charges.


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