A four month-long investigation into an alleged drug and firearms ring resulted in federal indictments of four Coloradans and the seizure of more than 3 pounds of methamphetamine and 21 firearms, officials said Friday morning.
The investigation, which stretched from Wyoming cities to Denver, was led by the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force; the United States Drug Enforcement Administration in Cheyenne; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation; the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming; and the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office, according to a Larimer County Sheriff’s Office news release.
In addition to the methamphetamine, authorities seized small amounts of cocaine, prescription opioids, marijuana, marijuana concentrate, $20,000 in cash, three vehicles and the firearms. Four of the firearms were used in other crimes, the sheriff’s office said.
The following Coloradans were charged by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine: 20-year-old Julio Cesar Quintero of Denver; 24-year-old Travis Malana Harre of Denver; 37-year-old Anthony Jamal Walters of Loveland; and 37-year-old Angela Lynn Perez of Loveland.
Kymber Morgan Tiernan of Cheyenne Place, Wyo. was also arrested under the same charge and booked into the Laramie County Detention Center.
All have since posted bond, the sheriff’s office said.
“This investigation was successful because of the hard work and cooperation of local, state, and federal agencies all working toward the same goal – reducing the impact of illegal drugs in our communities,” said Joe Shellhammer, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Captain and Northern Colorado Drug Task Force Commander.