Teen accused of trying to sell Ecstasy at party

A California woman was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of attempting to sell Ecstasy at a party.

Tawny Sky Cavins, 19, of El Cajon, Calif., could face charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, underage possession of alcohol and being a special drug offender.

She was being held Sunday in Mesa County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Grand Junction police contacted Cavins staggering down a sidewalk after responding to a report of a party involving underage drinking at 1203 Mesa Ave.

When officers contacted her, she reached into her purse, pulled something out and tried to conceal it in her hand, according to a heavily redacted arrest affidavit provided by police.

Police asked Cavins to show them what was in her hand, and she showed them a small metal tin containing several small pills that appeared to be Ecstasy, the affidavit said.

Cavins was arrested and taken to jail. While she was there, police found several text messages on her phone referring to the purchase of Ecstasy, the affidavit said.

Police tacked on the special-offender allegation, which is a sentence-enhancer, because Cavins was accused of attempting to sell Ecstasy within 1,000 feet of a park, the affidavit said.


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