Long sentence for man convicted of drug possession charges

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BRIGHTON – A man drew a 25-year sentence in the Department of Corrections for possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance.

An Adams County jury also convicted Clifton McRae, 60, of possession with intent to manufacture or distribute a controlled substance schedule I or II. The two-day trial ended Sept. 15.

A press statement said McRae was dealing drugs in the parking lot of a Northglenn convenience store in early January. Northglenn police officers witnessed the deal, stopped the suspect and found 214 fentanyl pills and more than 375 grams of methamphetamine inside McRae’s car.

The statement said at the time, McRae was on parole for two felony convictions in Adams County related to the distribution of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine. That case was in 2013. The statement also said authorities in Adams and Jefferson counties and in Denver contacted McRae seven times.

"We must hold dealers accountable for distributing this poison, and that's precisely what we've done with Mr. McRae," said District Attorney Brian Mason in the statement. "Let this significant prison sentence be a warning to others. If you're dealing fentanyl and meth in this community and we catch you, you will pay a significant price."

17th Judicial District Attorney's Office, Brian Mason, drug possession conviction, Department of Corrections

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