Citizen's Tip Leads Police to Heroin Drug Deal Bust

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

A suspected heroin dealer is now facing charges in Colorado Springs. Police found him and a possible customer allegedly making a deal Sunday. Police say the bust was thanks to a tip from a concerned citizen.

The drug bust happened around 11:15 a.m. Sunday in a parking lot on South Academy, just north of Airport Rd.

Cops say based on the citizen's tip, they were able to identify the suspected drug dealer's car. After gaining consent to search it, authorities say they found 60 pre-packaged balloons of heroin.

The suspected dealer has been identified as Carlos Castenada. An alleged customer of Castenada was in the car at the time of the bust, and also arrested, for allegedly trying to buy three of the heroin-filled balloons. The suspected customer has been identified as Sandra Lewis.

Police have not released yet the exact charges these suspects will face.

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  • by Christy Location: COS on Jan 25, 2010 at 09:42 AM
    THANK YOU TO ALL THE SNITCHES OUT THERE! Keep up the good work~ This is a horrible drug that ruins peoples lives!
  • by jh Location: cs on Jan 25, 2010 at 09:24 AM
    ss.. home of the snitches!!?? glad someone did.. about time they start getting these dirt bag low life scum of the streets!! but what i would like to know.. last summer.. i called CSPD to report a possable drug dealer.. and they told me they could not do anything with out "cause are resson to beleave that they were dealing drugs" ?? what other resson do they need?? humm.. cars coming by all hours of the day and night.. man standing in his driveway and handing small plastic bags though the driveside window and pocketing wads of cash!! really.. what does it take!??
  • by ss Location: springs on Jan 25, 2010 at 07:07 AM
    colorado springs home of the snitches!!!
  • by KKTV VIEWER on Jan 24, 2010 at 06:43 PM
    Time to burn the Republican drug dealer and the customer!!!!
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