A man spotted injecting himself with drugs in a Denver parking lot was among four people arrested Wednesday during a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigation of drug dealing along Highway 73.
Lincoln County investigators say complaints about drug activity in the 7100 block of Highway 73 prompted the surveillance operation.
Detectives say the activity was largely focused in a parking lot, where they saw a man sitting in a car, injecting himself with drugs. When officers approached the vehicle, they saw drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view, including methamphetamine, heroin, oxycodone, Xanax, Subutex, needles, and a pipe.
“These individuals had a cocktail of illicit and prescription drugs. For tonight, at least, our detectives stopped their drug use before something very dangerous to the public or their own lives and well being occurred,” says Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Lt. Jon Propst.
Charged in the case were Eric Daniel Nolen, 40, of Nolen Acres Road, Iron Station; Joshua Lee Nolen, 32, of Brim Lane, Denver; Antony Dyon Robinson, 38, of Waderidge Trail, Iron Station, and Ashley Lynn Correll, 38, of Preston Lane, Stanley.
Detectives urge citizens with information about illegal drug activity to call the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Drug Tip Line at 704-736-8606. Citizens can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909 and can receive a reward up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest. Callers can remain anonymous and all tips are investigated.