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Denver Man Faces Federal Drug Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

Denver – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces 46-year-old Jesus Alfredo Moreno Olivas has been charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

According to the criminal complaint unsealed in federal court, law enforcement officers seized two firearms, approximately 70,000 fentanyl pills, 10 pounds of methamphetamine, 34 pounds of heroin, and approximately $20,000 in U.S. currency from Jesus Alfredo Moreno Olivas on or about May 5, 2022.

The defendant made his initial appearance in federal court in Denver on May 9, 2022, where he was advised by a federal magistrate judge of the charge pending against him.

If convicted of the charge against him, the defendant faces 10 years to life in prison.

“Because there is an abundant supply of illicit fentanyl, costs are low and deaths are up,” said U.S. Attorney Cole Finegan. “Our partners at the local, state and federal level are working around the clock to get these dangerous and deadly drugs off the street.”

The Front Range Taskforce, comprised of the Denver Police Department, the Denver Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration and other local, state and federal law enforcement partners, investigated this case.

The charge in the criminal complaint is an allegation. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Case Number: 22-mj-00081-SKC



Deborah Takahara

Updated May 13, 2022

Drug Trafficking