Multi-agency drug sweep nets arrests, seizures
Seven arrested on methamphetamine drug charges
by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office
August 25, 2011
ROCK SPRINGS - Officers from nine law enforcement agencies made multiple arrests and executed seven search warrants in a series of cooperative multi-agency drug raids in Rock Springs and Green River Wednesday morning.
Sweetwater County Undersheriff Craig Jackson said the raids were the result of an intensive one-year Division of Criminal Investigation drug trafficking probe.
Arrested on federal charges of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Methamphetamine were Alberto Rivera, 33, Green River, Alejandro Guerrero, 31, Rock Springs, Enrique Cazares, 28, Rock Springs, Francisco Rodriguez-Vejar, 40, Rock Springs, Gael Humberto Cazares-Tapia, 19, Rock Springs, Anthony Moncada-Raudales, 23, Rock Springs, and Isidro Dominquez, 44, Rock Springs.
Additional arrests related to the operation included 36-year-old Julian Beltran of Cedar City, Utah, who is charged federally with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Methamphetamine, and Rock Springs residents Leobardo Luna-Rojo, 27, for Possession of Cocaine, and Salvador Perez-Rodriguez 24, for Possession of Marijuana. Beltran was arrested in Cedar City by Drug Enforcement Administration agents and Cedar City police officers.
Officials said quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine, scales, paraphernalia, guns, and US currency were seized.
The agencies involved in the raids were the Division of Criminal Investigation, the Southwest Enforcement Team, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, the Rock Springs and Green River Police Departments, the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Marshals Service, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Southwest Enforcement Team is a drug task force made up of investigators from the Division of Criminal Investigation, the Sweetwater, Uinta, and Sublette County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Evanston and Green River Police Departments.
Officials said the investigation is continuing. Court appearances for those arrested are pending.