Cliff Grassmick, Daily Camera
From left, David Lee Thurston, Terry Kelley, David Burns, Lucas Trujillo, Michael Montez and Ricardo Cordova appear May 9 in Boulder District Court.
Five defendants pleaded guilty in Boulder County’s “Operation Crystal Stiletto” grand jury indictment — the multi-jurisdiction bust of an alleged methamphetamine enterprise spanning Northern Colorado.
At the Boulder County Justice Center on Friday morning, two others — Donald Rheubottom and David Thurston — pleaded not guilty and are scheduled for a two-week joint trial starting May 14, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors allege the pool of people indicted is made up of dealers, distributors and manufacturers of methamphetamine and heroin. According to one indictment, there was mention of 68 pounds of methamphetamine and one dealer moving at least 3 pounds of methamphetamine a day.
According to one indictment, there was mention of 68 pounds of methamphetamine and one dealer moving at least 3 pounds of methamphetamine a day.
According to the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, 41-year-old Terry Kelley pleaded guilty to violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act; conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess a controlled substance, and possession of a weapon by previous offender. He will be sentenced on Jan. 19.