COLORADO SPRINGS — 11 stolen autos, a trailer, a number of drugs, and two guns have been recovered, and two individuals have been arrested following an investigation in El Paso County.
April 1, the Metro Motor Automobile Theft Unit arrested Randall Powell, 38, after police say he was caught driving a stolen Toyota Tacoma. Police additionally found he was carrying methamphetamine and a loaded handgun. Powell is a multiple-time beforehand convicted felon.
Throughout their investigation, police additionally found seven recently-stolen autos and linked them to Powell and his girlfriend, who has not been recognized. In accordance with police, investigators additionally discovered there have been extra stolen autos in addition to a narcotics distribution course of occurring at a lot in the five hundred block of Ford St. in El Paso County.
On April 7, investigators executed two search warrants related to Ford Avenue. Throughout that search, James Thompson, 49, was arrested. Thompson is an eight-time convicted felon in Colorado.
Police say he was in possession of two handguns, half a pound of methamphetamine, and quite a few objects related to the distribution of unlawful narcotics. Investigators seized a trailer and three extra stolen autos. The investigation is ongoing.
Each Powell and Thompson are in custody on quite a few fees associated to this investigation. Powell’s bonds whole $52,000. He’s anticipated to seem in courtroom on April 14.
Thompson’s bonds whole $50,000. He’s anticipated to seem in courtroom on April 8.