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Six month investigation into criminal enterprise concludes

Suspects charged with introduction and distribution of illegal narcotics within the Boulder County Jail

Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder County Drug Task Force (BCDTF), along with staff members of the Boulder County Jail and a Boulder County Sheriff’s K9 team, completed a six-month long investigation into a criminal enterprise that was responsible for introducing and distributing illegal narcotics to inmates within the Boulder County Jail.

Four people were charged and arrested, one person has charges pending, on a total of 65 felony charges as a result of the investigation that identified individuals introducing narcotics into the jail through the mail, and inmates responsible for receiving and distributing narcotics throughout the jail.

The investigation began after jail staff received an anonymous tip that methamphetamine (meth) was being introduced into the jail via mail. Specifically, paper that was saturated in liquid meth was being sent to specific inmates. After the associated inmates were identified, several letters sent to those suspects tested positive for meth.

BCDTF, jail deputies, and a sheriff’s office K9 team began working together to identify and intercept any paper saturated in illegal narcotics. Law enforcement investigatory techniques, physical inspection of the mail entering the jail and routine sniffs of incoming mail by a K9 team were utilized in the investigation.

As a result of this investigation, a total of 109.82 grams of paper saturated with methamphetamine and 137.41 grams of photo saturated with ketamine were seized either coming into the jail or was found to be in the jail.

The following individuals were identified as persons already in custody at the Boulder County Jail alleged to be involved in this criminal enterprise and were arrested.

BEYER, Keith Alan (04/04/1989)

  • One (1) count of C.R.S 18-18-405(1),(2) (A)(I)(B); CONSPIRACY TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, OR POSSESS WITH INTENT TO MANUFACTURE OR DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - METHAMPHETAMINE, HEROIN, KETAMINE, OR CATHINONES - MORE THAN 112 GRAMS; (DF1)
  • One (1) count of C.R.S 18-18-405(1),(2)(B)(I)(A) CONSPIRACY TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, OR POSSESS WITH INTENT TO MANUFACTURE OR DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - SCHEDULE I OR II – 14 TO 225 GRAMS, (DF2)
  • Six (6) counts of C.R.S. 18-18-405(1),(2)(C)(II); CONSPIRACY TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, OR POSSESS WITH INTENT TO MANUFACTURE OR DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - METHAMPHETAMINE, HEROIN, KETAMINE, OR CATHINONES, (DF3)
  • Eight (8) counts of C.R.S. 18-18-405(1),(2)(C)(I); CONSPIRACY TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, OR POSSESS WITH INTENT TO MANUFACTURE OR DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - SCHEDULE I OR II, (DF3)
  • Eight (8) count of C.R.S 18-8-203(1)(A); INTRODUCING CONTRABAND IN THE FIRST DEGREE - INTRODUCE FROM OUTSIDE, C.R.S. (F4) (pre-March 2022 crime)
  • One (1) count of C.R.S. 18-18-405(1),(2)(C)(I); POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO MANUFACTURE OR DISTRIBUTE A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - SCHEDULE I OR II, (DF3)

IMHOF, Brett Heath (06/05/1997)

  • One (1) count of C.R.S 18-18-405(1),(2)(B)(I)(B) CONSPIRACY TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, OR POSSESS WITH INTENT TO MANUFACTURE OR DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Methamphetamine – MORE THAN 7 GRAMS, BUT NOT MORE THAN 112 GRAMS (DF2)
  • One (1) count of C.R.S 18-18-405(1),(2)(B)(I)(B) CONSPIRACY TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, OR POSSESS WITH INTENT TO MANUFACTURE OR DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Ketamine – MORE THAN 7 GRAMS, BUT NOT MORE THAN 112 GRAMS (DF2)
  • Two (2) counts of C.R.S. 18-8-203(1)(A); INTRODUCING CONTRABAND IN THE FIRST DEGREE - INTRODUCE FROM OUTSIDE, (F4) (pre-March 2022 crime)
  • Two (2) counts of C.R.S. 18-8-204(1)(A)(2)(o); INTRODUCING CONTRABAND IN THE SECOND DEGREE (F6) (POST March 2022 crime)
  • Four (4) counts of C.R.S. 18-18-405(1),(2)(C)(II); CONSPIRACY TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, OR POSSESS WITH INTENT TO MANUFACTURE OR DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - KETAMINE (DF3)
  • Four (4) counts of C.R.S. 18-18-405(1),(2)(C)(I); CONSPIRACY TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, OR POSSESS WITH INTENT TO MANUFACTURE OR DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - SCHEDULE I OR II, (DF3)

Suspect, 36-years-old male (Charges pending)

  • One (1) count of C.R.S. 18-18-405(1),(2)(C)(II); CONSPIRACY TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, OR POSSESS WITH INTENT TO MANUFACTURE OR DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - METHAMPHETAMINE, HEROIN, KETAMINE, OR CATHINONES, (DF3)
  • One (1) count of C.R.S. 18-8-203(1)(A); INTRODUCING CONTRABAND IN THE FIRST DEGREE - INTRODUCE FROM OUTSIDE, (F4) (pre-March 2022 crime)

The following individuals were identified as persons outside of the Boulder County Jail who are alleged to be involved in this criminal enterprise and were arrested on warrants as follows:

LARKIN, Kelley Christine (11/13/1972)

  • One (1) count of C.R.S. 18-18-405(1),(2)(A)(I)(B); DISTRIBUTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, HEROIN, KETAMINE, OR CATHINONES - MORE THAN 112 GRAMS, (DF1)
  • One (1) count of C.R.S. 18-18-405(1),(2)(B)(I)(A); A DISTRIBUTION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - SCHEDULE I OR II - 14 TO 225 GRAMS), (DF2)
  • Seven (7) counts of C.R.S. 18-18-405(1), (2)(C)(I); DISTRIBUTION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - SCHEDULE I OR II, (DF3)
  • Six (6) counts of C.R.S. 18-18-405(1),(2)(C)(II); DISTRIBUTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, HEROIN, KETAMINE, OR CATHINONES, (DF3)
  • Seven (7) counts of C.R.S. 18-8-203(1)(A); INTRODUCING CONTRABAND IN THE FIRST DEGREE - INTRODUCE FROM OUTSIDE, (F4) (pre-March 2022 crime)

LYNCH, Kelli Rae (09/12/1987)

  • One (1) count of C.R.S. 18-18-405(1) (2)(C)(I); DISTRIBUTION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - SCHEDULE I OR II, (DF3)
  • One (1) count of C.R.S. 18-8-203(1)(A); INTRODUCING CONTRABAND IN THE FIRST DEGREE - INTRODUCE FROM OUTSIDE, (F4) (pre-March 2022 crime)

The associated Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Case Number: 22-00699.

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