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Sep 1, 2011 6:58 PM by Kirsten Bennett

Seven people arrested in San Luis Valley drug bust

Seven people are behind bars for their suspected involvement in the distribution of methamphetamine and cocaine in the San Luis Valley.

The Colorado State Patrol worked with the Alamosa Police Department and the Department of Corrections on an eight-month investigation into a local drug trafficking organization.

On Wednesday, seven people were arrested without incident for their suspected involvement and charged. Law enforcement officers also seized 2.8 pounds of methamphetamines and 1.57 pounds of cocaine. The drugs have an estimated street value of $157,200.

There is a warrant out for an eighth person in connection with this drug investigation. Law enforcement officials are searching for 28-year-old Adrian Lucero from Alamosa.

Those arrested, including their charge, include:

· Michael Pinon-Arambula, age 26 of Alamosa, Charged with Distribution of a Schedule II (Methamphetamine), Bond $75,000
· Steven DeHerrera, age 39 of Alamosa, Charged with Distribution of a Schedule II (Methamphetamine), Bond $50,000
· Jesus Pinon-Arambula, age 33 of Monte Vista, Charged with Distribution of a Schedule II (Methamphetamine and Cocaine), Bond $75,000
· Jose Octavio Lopez-Montes, age 40 of Center, Charged with Distribution of a Schedule II (Cocaine), Bond $75,000
· Francisco Avila-Elizarras, age 52 of Alamosa, Charged with Distribution of a Schedule II (Cocaine), Bond $50,000
· Machelle Dominguez, age 45 of Alamosa, Charged with Distribution of a Schedule II (Methamphetamine), Bond $50,000
· Judith Ruybal, age 33 of Alamosa, Charged with Distribution of a Schedule II (Methamphetamine), Bond $50,000

Also seized were two vehicles, three rifles, one handgun, one stun gun, one military style bullet proof flak vest, and an undisclosed amount of cash.

 

 

 

 

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