Authorities Issue 13 Arrest Warrants For Garfield County Drug Ring
KREX News Room
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo.- Members of a drug ring in Garfield County are behind bars Monday evening.
On Monday, TRIDENT (Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team), AHRT (All Hazard Response Team), Eagle County Response Team, and members of local law enforcement agencies served two search warrants in Rifle for several suspects in Garfield County.
In May 2013, TRIDENT began purchasing methamphetamine in the Rifle, Colorado area. After additional controlled purchases, TRIDENT opened an investigation to target the source of supply and additional dealers. Over a four month period, Task Force Officers performed 17 controlled purchases with the drug ring, resulting in a total of 117 grams of methamphetamine, and 1.4 grams of hashish seized.
Authorities arrested 8, three have contacted law enforcement with intentions to turn themselves in, two are out of town, two have not been located, and 2 additional arrests have been made as a result of the search warrants.