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Mexican Drug Pipeline Dismantled

JAN 22,(DENVER) – The Denver Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Boulder County Drug Task Force (BCDTF) announce the conclusion of a significant investigation of a cocaine distribution organization operating in the counties of Boulder, Weld, and Adams, and the city/county of Denver.

Today, 210 law enforcement personnel represented by the DEA, BCDTF, Denver Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Boulder Police Department, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Louisville Police Department, Longmont Police Department, Adams County Sheriff’s Office, North Metro Task Force, and the Weld County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants of eleven residences and the pursuit of twenty suspects based on grand jury indictments detailing over 300 felony counts of Possession of a Schedule II Drug, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Drug, Conspiracy, and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon.

The seventeen-month investigation utilized various investigative techniques leading to the seizure of significant amounts of cocaine. The successful conclusion of the case is based on the partnerships of the DEA, BCDTF, and the North Metro Task Force.

DEA Special Agent in Charge Barbra Roach stated, “This investigation has cut off a pipeline from Mexico to Boulder that brought cocaine and weapons to our streets. Boulder and the surrounding communities are safer today due to the cooperative efforts of federal, state and local agencies”.

The Boulder County Drug Task Force is comprised of personnel of the Boulder Police Department, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, 20th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, University of Colorado Police Department-Boulder Campus, and the cities of Erie, Lafayette, and Louisville.


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