Here’s a double entendre for you: An auto shop in Colorado called “Get Your Fix Automotive” would not only fix your car, but also sell you meth, heroin or cocaine while you waited, according to a federal indictment unsealed on Tuesday.
Authorities looked into the shop after determining the owner, 30-year-old Daniel Vasquez, had four prior felony convictions, including three drug charges, according to an affidavit submitted in court, which you can view below.
Between March and August of this year, the affidavit says, undercover FBI agents arranged multiple purchases of heroin, meth, and even a purple handgun. During visits to the shop, authorities took videos and photos, which showed Vasquez holding bags of drugs and a rifle with a scope attached hanging at the location.
After executing a search warrant last month, authorities recovered a 9mm Glock allegedly belonging to Vasquez, which an FBI agent, Jeremy Mathews, said violated federal law, given his prior convictions. .
A three-count indictment was issued on Tuesday, charging Vasquez with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
“I further submit probable cause exists to believe on or about August 31, 2017, in the State and District of Colorado, DANIEL VASQUEZ, having been previously convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess a firearm in and affecting interstate commerce, in violation of [federal law],” Matthews wrote.
Vasquez’s court-appointed attorneys didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from Jalopnik.
The case was initially reported by The Denver Post. Vasquez pled not guilty in court on Wednesday. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a max $250,000 fine.