Narcotics distribution arrest made. Suspect had been arrested for the same offenses in Pueblo less than one year ago.
On Friday, June 30, 2023, at approximately 8:20 A.M., Pueblo Police Department Narcotics Detectives and SWAT Operators executed a search warrant for narcotics distribution in the 2200 block of Spruce Street.
When the residence was searched, distribution amounts of methamphetamine and fentanyl were found.
41-year-old Melanie Palumbo was arrested for two counts of violation of Colorado Revised Statute 18-18-405, Unlawful Distribution of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (methamphetamine and fentanyl) and six counts of violation of Colorado Revised Statute 18-6-401, Child Abuse. Palumbo was booked into the Pueblo County Jail for the charges.
In October 2022, Palumbo was convicted of 2 counts of violation of Colorado Revised Statute 18-18-405, Unlawful Distribution of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, and received probation.