Greeley man arrested with 2 pounds of meth in home

Posted: August 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

A Greeley man with a long history of drug charges in Weld County is back in jail after investigators found more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine in an early morning raid of his home.

Weld County Drug Task Force members, along with Greeley Police Department and FBI officers, arrested William Robbins, 47, early Thursday after they found the methamphetamine and $20,000 in cash.

“I’d call him a substantial dealer,” said Lt. Mark Jones, of the Greeley police and Weld County Drug Task Force.

Officers seized the drugs, which would be worth about $60,000 on the street in ounces, or twice that much if it were sold in grams, Jones said. The meth was hidden in a bag of dog food in the home at 2801 11th St., in Greeley, according to a police affidavit.

Police did not elaborate on the circumstances of the arrest, saying only they have been investigating Robbins for the past eight months. Police searched his home in December and found no drugs, Jones said. They did, however, charge him with possession of a weapon by a previous offender, a felony.

“Part of the story to me is we did a search warrant on this guy in December,” Jones said. “In our estimation, we missed the lode. He didn’t have any in the house. This is a guy that’s ongoing in this business and hasn’t learned. He’s a regular.”

Robbins is set to appear in Weld District Court on the weapons charge at 4 p.m. Friday. Formal charges in this most recent case are due Monday.

He remains in Weld County Jail, where a judge has set a $150,000 bond.

Robbins has drug cases dating back to 1999, receiving at most a four-year sentence to community corrections for possession. He now faces possession with the intent to distribute, which could put him in prison for four to 12 years, with a five-year parole.

http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20110729/NEWS/707299970/1005&parentprofile=1

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