Fentanyl death: Grand jury indicts parents of Brighton toddler

Staff reports
Posted 9/22/22

A grand jury returned first-degree murder and Colorado Organized Crime Control Act chages against the parents of a toddler who died from fentanyl poisonining earlier this year. Adams County District …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Username
Password
Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

If you made a voluntary contribution in 2021-2022, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access includes access to all websites and online content.


Our print publications are advertiser supported. For those wishing to access our content online, we have implemented a small charge so we may continue to provide our valued readers and community with unique, high quality local content. Thank you for supporting your local newspaper.

Fentanyl death: Grand jury indicts parents of Brighton toddler

Posted

A grand jury returned first-degree murder and Colorado Organized Crime Control Act charges against the parents of a toddler who died from fentanyl poisoning earlier this year. Adams County District Attorney Brian Mason made the announcement Sept. 22.

The indictment accuses Alonzo Montoya and Nicole Casias, both 31, of participating in a drug-trafficking enterprise before, during and after their one-year-old daughter’s death. The original charges against Montoya and Casias were for child abuse resulting in death and the distribution of a controlled substance. The new indictment means those charges were dropped.

A press statement said the grand jury reviewed evidence from the North Metro Drug ask Force, the Brighton Police Department and the DA’s office.

The new charges also include a count of conspiracy, child abuse resulting in death and two counts of child abuse as they relate to manufacturing a controlled substance

Montoya and Casias are in custody in the Adams County Jail. Montoya’s next court appearance is for a motions hearing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5. Casias is due in court at the same time for a conference hearing.

Fentanyl death, grand jury indictment, 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office

Comments

Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.