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Western Colorado Drug Task Force seizes large amounts of illegal drugs near Utah border

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Published: Oct. 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - A two-day operation conducted by the Western Colorado Drug Task Force earlier this month along I-70 near the Utah border resulted in the recovery of a staggering amount of illegal drugs, along with several firearms and thousands of dollars of cash.

The Grand Junction Police Department says that the operation led to the seizure of 600 pounds of marijuana, 33 grams of Psilocybin Mushrooms, 1200 marijuana vape pens, 200 grams of marijuana concentrate, 2 AR pistols, 2 handguns, 2 bulletproof vests, approximately $19,000 in bulk currency, along with cocaine and ecstasy in the amount that’s consistent with personal use.

The operation led to the arrests of four people, whose mugshots and charges can be viewed below.

Derrick Holmes, 25, of Virginia

-Unlawful Possession of more than 50 lbs of Marijuana with...
Derrick Holmes, 25, of Virginia -Unlawful Possession of more than 50 lbs of Marijuana with Intent to ----Distribute (DF1) -Special Offense – Firearms (DF1) -Special Offense – Importation (DF1) -Possession of more than 12 grams of Schedule I Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute (DF2)(GJPD)
Brian Hartman, 37, of Virginia
-Unlawful Possession of more than 50 lbs of Marijuana with...
Brian Hartman, 37, of Virginia -Unlawful Possession of more than 50 lbs of Marijuana with Intent to ----Distribute (DF1) -Special Offense – Firearms (DF1) -Special Offense – Importation (DF1) -Possession of a weapon by previous offender (F5) -Possession of more than 12 grams of Schedule I Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute (DF2)(GJPD)
Erika Valles Garcia, 23, of California
-Disregarded Traffic Control Device
 -Unlawful...
Erika Valles Garcia, 23, of California -Disregarded Traffic Control Device -Unlawful Possession of more than 50 lbs of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute (DF1)(GJPD)
Makayla Kristine Lopez, 19, of California
-  Unlawful Possession of more than 50 lbs of...
Makayla Kristine Lopez, 19, of California - Unlawful Possession of more than 50 lbs of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute (DF1)(GJPD)

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