Aug 10, 2011 8:30 PM by Stephanie Collins

24 arrested, 5 still wanted after Pueblo heroin bust

More than ten pounds of black tar heroin seized, 24 people arrested and another five people wanted, in connection with a major drug bust in Pueblo.

Friday Pueblo Police and the D.E.A searched a home and car along Montezuma road, wrapping up a nine month investigation. The estimated street value of the heroin they found, over two million dollars. They also seized over $43,000, 2 guns and 12 cars. The D.E.A says this is by far the largest heroin bust in Pueblo's history, "Anytime you take ten pounds of heroin at one time off the street in a town the size of Pueblo, you certainly have made a huge dent into it. I personally can't imagine that there's another organization of that size in Pueblo," explains Matthew Barden with the D.E.A.

The investigation focused on a trafficking organization headed by Juan Ramon Rocha Rodriguez. He's allegedly responsible for transporting large quantities from Southern California to sell in Pueblo. Authorities are still looking for five other people: Felipe Hernandez-Sanchez, Raul Perez-Garcia, Miguel Ochea Gonzales, Jesse Llamas, and Jose Eduardo Inda-Artega.

If you know any of the people still wanted or have any information call police.



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