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Federal Grand Jury Indicts 24 Defendants on Drug Trafficking Charges

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

DENVER -- The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces the indictment of twenty-four defendants in an alleged drug trafficking conspiracy.   Specifically, a federal grand jury in Denver returned a superseding indictment charging the following individuals:

  • Cesar Octavio Vega Chacon, age 45, of Mexico
  • Jose Ezequiel Alvarado-Villarreal, age 23, of Mexico
  • Abymelec Alvarez-Miranda, age 24, of Mexico
  • Manuel Campos, age 37, of Mexico
  • Susana Elizabeth Carreno-Hernandez, age 42, of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Alberto Cervantes-Salazar, age 36, of Aurora, Colorado
  • Luis Daniel Feliciano Dejesus, age 37, of Denver, Colorado
  • Uriel Flores, age 31, of Denver, Colorado
  • Jose Antonio Sanchez-Olmedo, age 23, of Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Victor Edel Sandoval-Portela, age 26, of Mexico
  • Leonel Villarreal-Olivas, of Mexico
  • Juan Demetrio Villapando, Jr., age 36, of Mexico
  • Jose Misael Alcaraz Cortez, age 32, of San Bernardino, California
  • Xiomara Faith Fabres, age 41, of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Erasmo Franco-Gutierrez, age 27, location unknown
  • Yulissa Aleli Castaneda Medrano, age 25, of Mexico
  • Christian Mercado, age 31, location unknown
  • Jose Abel Otero-Correa, age 23, of Aurora, Colorado
  • Ian Michael Payne, Jr., age 36, of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Stephanie Saavedra, age 36, of Littleton, Colorado, and
  • Juan Antonio Serrano-Lopez, age 34, of Denver, Colorado
  • Juan Demetrio Villalpando Dominguez, age 63, of West Covina, California

The charges in the indictment are allegations.  The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.


Updated May 19, 2023

Drug Trafficking