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Denver Man Found Guilty of Drug and Weapons Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

DENVER – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces a federal jury convicted Scott Lowe, 38, of Denver, of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to facts presented at trial, in February of 2020, Lowe was discovered in possession of 24.7 grams of methamphetamine, along with a loaded semiautomatic pistol, scales, and other items used to traffic narcotics, in a storage unit within his apartment complex. At the time, Lowe was under the supervision of the United States District Court of Colorado Probation Office for a separate violation of law, and was hiding the contraband in storage unit to avoid detection from probation officers.

Judge William J. Martinez presided over the three day trial. The jury returned its verdict on October 13, 2022. Lowe will be sentenced on May 3, 2023.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case, along with the Denver Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Tom Minser and Conor Flanigan.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Case Number: 20-cr-326


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Deborah Takahara
Public Affairs Specialist

Updated October 14, 2022

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