23 March 2014
AURORA, Colo. — Two people have been arrested in a major illegal narcotic investigation that also included the seizure of 12,000 packets of the synthetic drug spice.
Dowinder Boparai and Seble Gebreegziadhair, both from Aurora, were arrested Tuesday.
Investigators said they were led to the duo after seeing a suspected drug engage between the two, said police spokesman Frank Fania.
Police arrested Gebreegziadhair, 28, and police recovered several hundred packets of suspected spice, Fania said. Boparai, 54, was also arrested.
Fania said police executed three search warrants and found storage facilities with spice.
Spice is designed to mimic marijuana. “It is a psychoactive designer drug derived from natural herbs and sprayed with synthetic chemicals. It can be up to 800 times stronger than marijuana. It is an extremely dangerous drug, and an overdose with this drug is the official cause of death of at least one 15-year-old male in Aurora last summer,” Fania said.
Both suspects are being held on a $50,000 bond each. They are facing several drug-related charges, Fania said.