Federal agents execute artifact case-related warrant in GJ

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Federal agents are executing a search warrant in Orchard Mesa that BLM officials say is related to a recent artifact theft case focused in the Four Corners area.

According to Erin Curtis of the BLM in Grand Junction, crews started the search at 1602 Dolores Street in Orchard Mesa just after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Two dozen people have been indicted as part of a sweeping federal investigation into ancient artifacts stolen from public and Indian lands in the Four Corners region. The indictments were unsealed Wednesday.

Those involved are accused of stealing, receiving or trying to sell artifacts including bowls, pipes, sandals, arrowheads, jars, necklaces and other items. Nineteen of those indicted are from Utah.

11 News will have more information on this developing story as it becomes available. Tune in to 11 News at 5:30 and 10 p.m.


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  • by Tired of Whiners Location: Grand Junction on Jun 12, 2009 at 07:32 AM
    Then move. Who wants you if all you're going to do is whine?
  • by voting taxpayer Location: colorado on Jun 11, 2009 at 06:14 PM
    It's just amazing what BLM and all these glorify welfare recipients get away with. I'm so ashamed to be an american.
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