Two Grand Junction Men Indicted for Fentanyl Deaths

Source: United States Attorneys General 3

Grand Junction – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces Mark Harold and Junior Anthony Highline have been indicted in separate cases on charges of distributing fentanyl resulting in death.

Both men were arrested and made their initial appearance in federal court in Grand Junction on Monday, May 25, 2022, where they were advised by a Federal Magistrate Judge of the charges pending against them.

Distribution of fentanyl resulting in death carries a potential penalty of no less than 20 years and up to life in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and at least three years of supervised release.

The charges in the indictments are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

These cases were investigated by the DEA, Western Colorado Drug Task Force, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, and the Grand Junction Police Department. Assistant U. S. Attorney Jeremy Chaffin is handling the prosecution for both cases.

Case Numbers: 22-cr-00165 Mark Harold  and 22-cr-00164 Junior Anthony Highline.