BOULDER — A man police believe to be part of a mobile methamphetamine operation that was busted when the van carrying the lab crashed on Main Street on Monday was charged Thursday with felony drug and weapons offenses.
Michael Boehner, 27, of Missouri was charged during a hearing at the Boulder County Jail with two felony drug possession charges, a felony weapons possession charge and a special offender charge that could enhance potential sentences if he is convicted, said prosecutor Rob Shapiro.
Longmont officers arrested Boehner on Monday morning after he fled the scene of a three-vehicle accident in the 100 block of Main Street, according to police. Police believe he was the passenger of a Plymouth Venture van that was traveling north on Main Street at about 7 a.m. Monday when it veered into the southbound lanes. Witnesses told police that two men jumped out of the van and ran.
Officers used a dog to track Boehner, who was found several blocks away. Contents of the van and backpacks associated with the suspects included all of the necessary ingredients for methamphetamine, police said.
Boehner was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing illegal drugs and possessing methamphetamine ingredients.
Shapiro said Boehner cannot be bonded out of jail because he is being held on a Missouri parole violation.
He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 2 p.m. Sept. 15.
Pierrette J. Shields can be reached at 303-684-5273, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.