Police arrest fugitive holding 64 grams of meth

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Michael Cook (Courtesy of Longmont Police Department)

Michael Cook (Courtesy of Longmont Police Department)

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LONGMONT, Colo. – Police have arrested a man they were searching for after raiding a home in Longmont on Friday.

According to police, 32-year-old Michael Lee Cook was arrested at 9:20 p.m. on Friday near Alpine St. and Hilltop Drive in Longmont. A police report said Cook had nearly 64 grams of what they suspect is meth on him at the time of arrest, along with a digital scale and $1,232 in cash.

Police said Cook was the man who lived in a shed in the yard of the house they raided on Friday at 2412 Sunset Drive.

When police went into the house looking for firearms, they found methamphetamine and marijuana growing there as well. Police also discovered rifles, shotguns and handguns, at least one of which was stolen according to the police report.

Cook was arrested on suspicion of charges including possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute and tampering with evidence, which are all felonies according to police.

Pablo A. Mendez, 43, who is another resident of the house also faces charges: possession of firearms by a convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence.

According to police, both meth and pot were being sold out of the house. Both Cook and Mendez are being held in the Boulder County Jail without bond.

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