WOODLAND PARK – The Teller County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrested a man suspected of lacing marijuana with methamphetamine and supplying it to a “limited number of students” in Woodland Park.
Teller County deputies arrested 47-year-old John Bruce Fifield Jr. at a home northeast of Woodland Park following a multi-agency investigation on Friday.
Fitfield Jr. was arrested on suspicion of a felony charge of manufacturing illegal narcotics, possession of a controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child abuse and possession a dangerous or illegal weapon.
He is being held on a $50,000 bond. Parents who suspect their students might have been exposed to meth can receive free test kits by contacting their child’s school.
“We are shocked that this type of drug may have been introduced to our children. An act such as this will not go unpunished in our community. WPSD Superintendent Steve Woolf said in a news release, “This is the reason we have School Resource Officers. We enjoy our cooperation with the police department and the sheriff’s office. We are invested in safe schools, so anytime something such as this comes up, we are on it.”
According to the Teller County Sheriff’s Office, The Teller County Narcotics Team features Teller County sheriff’s deputies, Woodland Park Police officers, Cripple Creek police officers, FBI agents and DEA agents. The team was formed in September to help bust illegal marijuana grows in Teller County.
The Woodland Park School District also assisted in the investigation.