Orchard Mesa man indicted in artifact case

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

A Grand Junction man has been indicted by a grand jury in connection with the Four Corners Artifact case.

FBI and BLM officials say 66–year-old Robert Knowlton sold various Native American artifacts that had been illegally taken from public lands.

He faces counts of selling, offering to sell and transporting archeological resources.

Officials say he sold a pipe, hunting point and knife for more than $6,500.

If convicted, he faces federal prison time and fines.

Knowlton is scheduled to appear in District Court again September 14.


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