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29 people arrested in two-state drug bust

By Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director , c.loveless@krdo.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:08:01 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 19 2013 05:33:57 PM CST

TRINIDAD, Colo. -

The Trinidad Police Department says a drug sweep spanning two states has led to the arrest of nearly 30 people in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico.

“This operation was successful due to the hard work of the detectives and officers involved. Drugs are in every community and our department will continue to make drug enforcement a priority,” said Trinidad Police Chief Charles Glorioso, “I would like to thank Chief Terry Sisneros from the Raton Police Department for their assistance. Having both communities working together and pooling our resources makes operations like this easier.”

The arrests are the result of a four month sting. During the operation, undercover officers purchased methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, narcotic pills and two firearms from various people.

“I would like to thank Chief Glorioso for the opportunity to collaborate on this operation. Since we are so close geographically, we deal with a lot of the same people,” Raton Police Chief Terry Sisneros said, “We will continue to work together to keep both cities safe. I would also like to thank the Trinidad Police Department Detectives for their hard work.”

The operation resulted in the arrest of the following people:

Anna Ridolfi (34)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 3 counts

Danika Craig (38)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 3 counts

John Benjamin Garcia (39)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 3 counts; Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances – schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 1 counts; and Theft, class 2 petty offense, 1 count

Vince Tafoya (45)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 3 counts

Cameron Baucom (19)TrinidadCharges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule I, class 3 drug felony, 3 counts
Faren Greathouse (29)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 3 counts; Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 1 count; Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule III, class 4 drug felony, 1 count; Possession of a weapon by a previous offender, class 6 felony, 2 counts

Edward Martinez (26)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 2 counts

Steven Garcia (19)TrinidadCharges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 1 count
Joseph “Joe Bear” Romero (47)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 2 counts; Imitation controlled substance violation – distribution, class 4 drug felony, 1 count

Raquel Garcia (27)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 2 counts; Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule I, class 3 drug felony, 1 count; Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances-schedule I or II, class 3 drug felony, 1 count; Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, class 4 felony, 1 count; Special offender – child agent, sentence enhancer, 1 count

Brandon Hernandez (36)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 3 counts

Malcolm Simmons (29)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony,3 counts

Joey Dixon (37)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 2 counts

Chris DeGarbo (21)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 2 counts

Laura Jean Lopez (21)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule I, class 3 drug felony,1 count; Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 2 counts

Dennis Quintero (44)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 3 counts

Videl Padilla (53)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of marijuana, class 1 drug misdemeanor, 3 counts

Marilyn Tyler (Contrares) (48)

Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 3 counts

Henry Vargas (66)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of marijuana, class 1 drug misdemeanor, 3 counts

Scott Trujillo (42)Trinidad

Charge: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 1 count

Bobbie Jo Vigil (31)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 1 count

David Quintero (51)Trinidad

Charge: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule III, class 4 drug felony, 1 count

Mateo Rocha (30)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of marijuana, a class 1 drug misdemeanor, 1 count

Zack Swanson (23)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 1 count

Sherry Abeyta (35)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 2 counts

Eric Gallegos (29)Trinidad

Charges: Imitation controlled substance violation – distribute, class 4 drug felony, 1 count

Felicia Valdez (32)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 2 counts

Tom Barker (29)Raton

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 2 counts

Joseph Thomas Romero (36)

Raton

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance – schedule I, class 3 drug felony; Distribution of a controlled substance - schedule II, class 3 drug felony


In addition to the 29 arrests, warrants have been issued for the arrest of the following 11 people:

Delilah Deette “DeeDee” Bingham (34)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 1 count; Distribution of a controlled substance – schedule IV, class 4 drug felony, 1 count

Melissa G Vialpando (41)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 1 count

Tiffany Sapien (27)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 3 counts

Ashley Dillman (20)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 2 counts

Richard Espinoza (55)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 1 count; Imitation controlled substance violation – distribute, class 4 drug felony, 1 count

Jeffery Robinson (23)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 2 counts; Distribution of marijuana, class 1 drug misdemeanor, 1 count

Janelle Castillo (35)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule I, class 3 drug felony, 2 counts; Imitation controlled substance violation – distribute, class 4 drug felony, 1 count

Derrek Wayne Sandoval (19)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 1 count

Karlee Flecksteiner (31)Trinidad

Charge: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 1 count

Vickie Vargas (52)Raton

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule I, class 3 drug felony, 2 counts

Alan Martinez (42)Trinidad

Charges: Distribution of a controlled substance-schedule II, class 3 drug felony, 2 counts

 

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