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Six jailed in Colorado Springs after stolen vehicle investigation turns into drug bust

by name Newspaper - Updated: March 9, 2014 at 10:43 am

A stolen vehicle investigation Saturday in Colorado Springs turned into a drug bust and landed six people in jail.

A police officer was patrolling the area of East Pikes Peak Avenue, east of Memorial Park, around 5 p.m. when he spotted a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of Days Inn, 2409 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Two people were found inside the vehicle with warrants, according to police. Through investigation, police identified a hotel room associated with the two people.

Police contacted the people in the hotel room and found methamphetamine, two handguns, "large" amounts of identity theft evidence and money, according to a police news release.

Six people were jailed, including the two in the vehicle. Bobby Martin, Brent Bury, Stephen Robbins, Derek Smith, Danyiel Zimmerman and Stephanie Celusta were all taken into custody.

The four in the hotel room were arrested on suspicion of identity theft, narcotics charges, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and motor vehicle theft.

The news release didn't specify who was in the hotel room or in the vehicle.

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