News Release
Date: December 22, 2010
Contact: Mike Turner
Number: 720-895-4214

14 Individuals Arrested On 20th Judicial District Grand Jury Indictments for Drug-Related Charges

DEC 22 -- (Boulder) - 14 individuals were arrested today pursuant to charges set forth in indictments which, depending on the individual, range from violation of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, to distribution of a controlled substance (cocaine and/or methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (cocaine and/or methamphetamine), and other drug-related offenses.

The arrests are a result of several grand jury indictments issued by the Boulder County Statutory Grand Jury on December 16, 2010. The indictments follow a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Longmont Police Department, Boulder County Drug Task Force, and the 20th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Kevin R. Merrill, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Denver Division said, “ DEA is committed to working with our law enforcement partners in Colorado, targeting major drug trafficking groups operating in our state.”

District Attorney Stan Garnett said, “The cooperation between these federal and state agencies serves as a great example of what can be achieved when multiple agencies work together toward a common goal. I’m proud my office could be a part of the investigation, and proud that my office will prosecute these cases.”

Commander Tim Lewis of the Longmont Police Department said, “The Longmont Police Department has worked on this case for over a year. I am thankful for the incredible cooperation of the DEA and the Boulder County Drug Task Force. The cooperation between these agencies is extraordinary and it has positively impacted many citizens of Longmont and the surrounding communities. I’m confident that our work will add to making Longmont a better place to live and work.”

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