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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Colorado

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Cole Finegan
, United States Attorney

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Grand Junction Man for Distributing Fentanyl

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that Shawn Burket, age 43, of Grand Junction, was charged with possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute, and with possessing a firearm as a prohibited person. A federal grand jury returned the indictment against Burket on Oct. 4 and he was arrested on Nov. 14. According to court documents, the offenses allegedly took place in Clear Creek County on or about Aug. 2. If convicted on the narcotics charge, Burket faces not less than 10 years imprisonment. He is currently detained in federal custody pending trial.

The investigation in this matter was conducted by the ATF and the Idaho Springs Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Al Buchman is handling the prosecution.

The charges in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Case Number 23-cr-420


Denver Field Division