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10 lbs of meth seized in southwest Colorado bust

Published On: Mar 18 2014 03:40:21 PM CDT
DURANGO, Colo. -

Authorities in southwest Colorado say they have broken up a large methamphetamine ring and seized about 10 pounds of the drug worth $450,000 on the street.

The Southwest Drug Task Force says 14 people tied to the ring were arrested during the investigation that lasted about a month and a half. The alleged ring leader, 55-year-old Joseph Fitapelli, of Bayfield, was found carrying between $8,000 and $10,000 in cash.
Investigators say stolen property, including weapons, also was seized.
The task force says it has confirmed the ring has connections to Las Vegas, California and Mexican drug cartels.


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