Colorado Man Indicted For Selling Methamphetamine-Laced Cannabis To Middle Schoolers

A man from Sedalia, Colorado is facing federal charges after allegedly having sold marijuana to middle school students. According to the Department of Justice, the cannabis was coated in methamphetamine.

Authorities received a tip in autumn of 2018 that 47-seven-year-old John Bruce Fifield had allegedly been making marijuana sales to an unknown number of students at Woodland Park Middle School.

Three days after police found several students with drug paraphernalia, the Teller County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Team received a tip that Fifield was supplying the items and drugs to the students.

According to KDVR, Fifield was charged with distribution of marijuana and methamphetamine on January 18 and was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 7.

“The nature of this investigation is very disturbing for the youth of our country,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge William McDermott in a news release. “The DEA is committed to protecting our children from cycle of drug abuse.”

United States Attorney Jason Dunn said that, because the case involves young children, the prosecution will aggressively pursue mandatory minimum sentencing.

Fifield has already made an initial court appearance where he pleaded not guilty and is currently free on a $50,000 bond.