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Two New Haven men face multiple felony drug charges

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 5:44 pm

Two New Haven men face multiple felony drug charges after being tracked down over the course of investigation of a reported hit-and-run to a street sign...but allegedly being found with more than five pounds of marijuana.

According to a news release, an officer from the New Haven Police Department was following up around 2 p.m. Wednesday on an investigation where a street sign had been damaged in what was thought to be a hit-and-run incident. The officer was told that the vehicle that struck the sign was reportedly at a house in the 2000 block of Tweedwood Circle in the Tanglewood addition.

The officer arrived at the residence and the door was opened, but the door was reportedly slammed shut -- injuring the officer -- after the officer allegedly noticed the odor of marijuana.

Additional officers arrived to provide assistance, but two men inside the residence instead came outside and surrendered to police. Detectives reportedly obtained and then executed a search warrant, where they allegedly found just under six pounds of marijuana, as well as a large amount in a toilet that was possibly being destroyed.

Detectives also allegedly found heroin, ecstasy, drug paraphernalia and a large amount of cash, according to the release.

Blake M. Colbourne, 23, is charged with felony possession of marijuana, felony dealing in marijuana, two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance and felony battery to a police officer, while 29-year-old John A. Lopez is charged with felony possession of marijuana, felony dealing in marijuana, and two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, according to the release. Both men were taken to Allen County Jail.