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District of Colorado

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sedalia Man Indicted For Providing Middle School Students With Marijuana Laced With Methamphetamine

The marijuana laced with methamphetamine was sold to students at Woodland Park Middle School By The Defendant

DENVER – John Bruce Fifield, age 47, of Sedalia, Colorado, was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on charges of distributing methamphetamine and marijuana to students at Woodland Park Middle School, U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn and DEA Denver Division Special Agent in Charge William McDermott announced.  Fifield made his initial court appearance where he was advised of his rights and the charges pending against him.  He was later released on a $25,000 unsecured bond with home detention.  His case is now pending. 

Fifield was first charged by Criminal Complaint on January 18, 2019.  He was indicted on February 7, 2019. The defendant was arraigned and entered a not guilty plea on February 8, 2019. 

According to the facts contained in the affidavit in support of the Criminal Complaint, on November 18, 2018, an investigation began after the Teller Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Team (TNT) received information that Fifield was supplying drugs to Woodland Park Middle School students.  The marijuana the defendant provided to students was allegedly coated with methamphetamine.  On November 15, 2018 it was reported by local police that multiple students had been found with drug paraphernalia that allegedly was provided by Fifield.

“In a case like this involving young children, we will aggressively pursue federal charges and mandatory minimum sentencing every time,” said U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn. 

“The nature of this investigation is very disturbing for the youth of our Country.  The DEA is committed to protecting our children from cycle of drug abuse,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge William McDermott. 

This matter is being investigated jointly by the DEA Colorado Springs Resident Office and the Teller Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Team.  The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Winslow.

The charges contained in the indictment are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

Drug Trafficking
Jeff Dorschner Spokesman, Public Affairs Specialist U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado 303-454-0243 direct; 303-454-0400 fax
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CASE NUMBER: 19-cr-00059
Updated April 15, 2019