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Man arrested after Woodland Park students get weed laced with meth

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TELLER COUNTY, Colo. - Teller County court documents reveal five minors were given marijuana laced with methamphetamine.

The affidavit of probable cause says the suspect's step-daughter would bring her classmates back to her home and John Bruce Fifield Jr. would give the minors drugs.

The court documents report that multiple students felt sick after smoking the laced marijuana. One student was given an at home drug test where he tested positive for meth. The same student said he got the marijuana from another student, who says she got it from Fifield.

A week after minors started coming forward to authorities, a warrant was severed at Fifield's home. In total, 55 grams of meth, more than five pounds of cannabis, and 18 grams of marijuana laced with meth was found. The Teller County Sheriff's Office also found 93 tabs of Xanax, psilocybin mushrooms, and other narcotics.

As for the drug combination of cannabis and meth, it's something Woodland Park School District superintendent Steve Woolf and the TCSO said has happened multiple times before, just not in Colorado.

Criminal defense attorney, Christian Samuelson, has represented dozens of marijuana cases in multiple states and says they are extremely rare. 

"I don't think it's as prevalent as law enforcement might make you think," says Samuelson, "I just can't find any cases out there and I can really".

In fact, there were only two cases Samuelson could find: one in North Dakota back in 2016 and another in Canada in 2006.

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The Teller County Sheriff's Office's new narcotics team arrested a 47-year-old man after getting a tip that students at a Woodland Park school were being supplied marijuana that was laced with methamphetamine.

The sheriff's office searched a house at 60 Overlook Circle in Sedalia Wednesday and arrested John Bruce Fifield on multiple felony charges.

"We are shocked that this type of drug may have been introduced to our children," said WPSD Superintendent Steve Woolf. "An act such as this will not go unpunished in our community."

TCSO said parents who suspect their child may have been exposed to the drugs can receive home test kits for free by contacting their school.

Fifield is charged with unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing and/or selling illegal narcotics; unlawful possession of a controlled substance; contributing to the delinquency of a minor; child abuse; and possessing a dangerous or illegal weapon.

He's being held on a $50,000 bond.

The Teller Narcotics Team is a multi-agency collaboration of Cripple Creek PD, Woodland Park PD, the Teller County Sheriff's Office, and officers from the DEA and FBI.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.


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