Weapons, Drugs Seized In Investigation Of Illegal Dispensary

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

A bust of three juveniles found in a car with marijuana led police to a much larger investigation.

During a traffic stop on December 28, police found the three had allegedly bought the drugs in an apartment at 275 Lionstone Drive, #K. With a search warrant, police found an unlicensed dispensary was being operated there.

"[It doesn't surprise me]. Not at all," said Amber Grayson, another resident in the apartment complex.

According to court documents, police were already running a surveillance operation on that apartment before stopping the teens.

"This neighborhood is known for that and other drugs, including crystal meth and all that," Grayson said.

Police say the dispensary operation they found was extensive. It included a cash register, credit card machine, a security camera system and a display case full of marijuana and paraphernalia that were for sale. In addition, police say they also found several firearms, marijuana, cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms and prescription pills.

In that first search, a second location was identified as a grow house for the marijuana being sold in the unlicensed dispensary. The growing operation was also unlicensed, and police obtained a search warrant for that location too.

In the second search, police found more firearms and drugs.

Peter Mattroo, 28, and Kristine Bauer, 28, were arrested in this investigation. They are facing charges of possession with intent to distribute a schedule II controlled substance, distribution of marijuana, cultivation of marijuana, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, and special offender.

11 News went to a home in Black Forest Tuesday night that was listed in the probable cause affadavit for Mattroo. A man answered the door, but refused to comment.

Police say two other arrests are also pending.

Police say the following items were seized in this investigation:

Approximately 13 pounds of marijuana
198 marijuana plants
Approximately 34.4 grams of cocaine
Approximately 7.2 grams of psilocybin mushrooms
68.5 prescription pills
27 firearms
1 ballistic vest

If you have information about this incident please call police at 719-444-7000. If you would like to remain anonymous you can call Crime-stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867) or you can simply text CSPD and your tip to 847411 (TIP411).


Note: CSPD spokesperson Barbara Miller originally announced that 71 ballistic vests were seized. The police department now says that was a typo. Only 1 west was seized.

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  • by reality on Jan 4, 2012 at 08:11 AM
    Kktv, it is time you corrected your story. This was not an illegal dispensary and other news sources have made corrections. It was a drug ring.
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      by T on Jan 4, 2012 at 05:20 PM in reply to reality
      ....illegally dispensing marijuana. They got it right. It's all dope, just like people that smoke it.
  • by pete Location: cospgs on Jan 4, 2012 at 07:00 AM
    As is noted in an addendum by KKTV, the original story DID say there were "71 ballistic vests." The addendum goes on to report the error, then say there was only "1 West." German pronunciation I guess!
  • by IT"S A CRACK HOUSE! on Jan 4, 2012 at 06:39 AM
    That is no dispensary! it's a crack house, a dope house.. KKTV u really do need to re-title this cause it is offensive to the dispensaries.. even the illegal dispensaries.. this is a crack/dope house has no right to even be categorized as dispensary.... rme..
  • by Elizabeth on Jan 4, 2012 at 06:36 AM
    To all of the people putting down medical marijuana, "You obviously dont see the benefit! You dont see how the taxes we pay for our meds is benefiting our community! & actualy to whoever said the teen rate for drug use is up! Your wrong its actualy down! & too all the rest of you who have vicoden in your cabnet shame on you, That stuffs much worst than marijuana! & believe it or not all of the medical marijuana patients I know are highly functional people & they all work for a living! We know the laws & we follow them! So say what you want! We are bringing our state back from a financial crisis! So get on board or move to a state still suffering without it! Thanks & God bless!
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      by Common Sense on Jan 5, 2012 at 10:30 AM in reply to Elizabeth
      Keep getting High Eliaibeth. Obviously the pot as clouded you reasoning and you now live in a fantasy world. Good for you!
  • by Don Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 3, 2012 at 09:16 PM
    Pretty sure this has absolutely nothing to do with medical marijuana. In An Apartment? Guns ? Cocaine? Pills? Mushrooms? Bullet Proof Vests ? For the life of me I can't figure out how it is even remotely related to Medical Marijuana. Way to sell out your reporting skills in the interest of a cheap headline. If I wanted sensationalized media, I would go read the National Enquirer.
  • by Jay on Jan 3, 2012 at 08:23 PM
    71 ballistic vest? the store says 1
  • by reality on Jan 3, 2012 at 07:46 PM
    The title of this story is very offensive. Especially to mmj facilities that pay their taxes and are in compliance with state law. Just because some bozo mirrored a dispensary does not make it an illegal dispensary. The fact that there were hard drugs their in itself makes it far from a dispensary. With all the hard working dispensary owners and challenges within the mmj community I believe that this disgrace of an operation should be called exactly what it is. A crack house, a drug house, a shame. I'm glad the kids told on them. I support MMJ, but not like this. These ppl are drug dealers.
  • by Audrey Hatfield on Jan 3, 2012 at 07:18 PM
    Really KKTV? "Unlicensed Dispensary"... hardly...the ignorance of your reporting amazes me...
  • by Realist on Jan 3, 2012 at 07:08 PM
    Anyone can go to a regular doctor, state they are in pain and obtain narcotics. Yes, some people abuse the medical marijuana system, but not ALL of us do. You wouldnt even know I use medical marijuana looking at me. So don't assume we all look, and act like drug addicts.
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      by Common Sense on Jan 4, 2012 at 07:24 AM in reply to Realist
      No, not all. Just most. The average age of an MMJ user went from 50 to mid 20's since the change in law in CO.
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        by Citation Needed on Jan 4, 2012 at 08:17 AM in reply to Common Sense
        Could you provide an explanation with some facts and things that we can all verify to validate the claim that "most" medical cannabis users are just people abusing the system, and look and act like drug addicts? Good luck. :)
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          by DanReeves on Jan 4, 2012 at 08:38 AM in reply to Citation Needed
          No, they cant! They're just know it all jerks that think they know everything. In reality they don't know ____!
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          by Common Sense on Jan 5, 2012 at 10:27 AM in reply to Citation Needed
          11,015 users in the Springs. Oh you're right. I'm sure ALL of them are receiving medical benefits from their pot use. You've convinced me with your brilliant argument.
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        by Jordyn on Jan 5, 2012 at 05:14 PM in reply to Common Sense
        Actually, no, that's provably false. According to the monthly statistics compiled by the CDPHE, the average age is 42. Check your facts :) http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hs/Medicalmarijuana/statistics.html
  • by Realist on Jan 3, 2012 at 07:03 PM
    Anyone can go to a regular doctor, state they are in pain and obtain narcotics. Yes, some people abuse the medical marijuana system, but not ALL of us do. You wouldnt even know I use medical marijuana looking at me. So don't assume we all look, and act like drug addicts.
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