COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Beginning in May 2022, the Colorado Springs Police Department began receiving "numerous complaints" about narcotics distribution and increased violent activity along the S. Nevada corridor, around Dorchester Park.
CSPD said during initial investigations, multiple hand-to-hand drug transactions were observed and multiple, potential suspects were identified.
Over a two-week period in July, multiple deployments specifically targeting open-air narcotics activity resulted in a number of arrests, including 27 various misdemeanor arrests from warrants, four various felony arrests from warrants, seven misdemeanor citations served for drug activity, two traffic citations, and eight search warrants written.
The deployments also resulted in the recovery of 39.5 Fentanyl pills, 10.69 grams of Methamphetamine, 9.42 grams of Heroin, 32.89 grams of Marijuana, 17.17 grams of Cocaine, and 10 Xanax Pills.
The following individuals were arrested for felony drug charges:
- Kerry Sherrow, a 47-year-old male: Arrested for Distribution of a Scheduled II Controlled Substance
- Terry Woods, a 63-year-old male: Arrested for Distribution of a Scheduled II Controlled Substance
- Scott Keel, a 51-year-old male: Arrested for Manufacturing a Scheduled II Controlled Substance
- Cleve Watson, a 59-year-old male: Arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Distribution of a Scheduled II Controlled Substance
Due to the amount of drug activity that was occurring in the east parking lot of the park, CSPD along with the Colorado Springs Parks Department have closed the parking lot.