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Fifteen people charged in one of the biggest meth busts in Colorado history will be in court next week, including a woman accused of selling the drug from a festively colored Mexican food trailer where a prosecutor said customers could "order a side of meth with their taco."
Authorities arrested the 15 people this week — two other suspects are still at large — after a grand jury returned a 64-count indictment charging them with organized crime, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion. About 55 pounds of meth was seized— at least 1,000 doses in its pure form, or potentially many times that number if diluted for street sale, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Some of it was intended to be sold from a taco trailer in Denver, according to the state attorney general's office.
The suspects are scheduled for a status hearing Monday at the Adams County Justice Center. "The brazenness of this ring was astounding, Attorney General John Suthers said in a statement. "For example, customers could literally walk up to a food truck and order a side of meth with their taco."