Western Slope woman finds guns, drugs in spud patch
Last Updated: 223 days ago
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Authorities say a western Colorado woman who was digging in her garden found a cooler containing two loaded handguns and $50,000 worth of cocaine.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/13BYLaJ ) 61-year-old Joanne Albertson of Loma called the Mesa County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday after finding the package while planting potatoes. Authorities say they found two rusted revolvers, along with bullets and several packages containing a total of 2 1/2 pounds of suspected cocaine.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Heather Benjamin says Albertson has rented the house for three years, and none of the weapons or drugs is believed to be hers. Benjamin recalls that a SWAT team raided the property seven years ago, but there is no way of knowing if the drugs and guns found Wednesday were associated with the search.
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