TELLURIDE – Six Mexican nationals were arrested on Wednesday morning in Telluride, following a raid carried out by officers of the Seventh Judicial Drug Task Force.
The multiple search and arrest warrants came following an “approximate seven month investigation,” according to a press release issued by the Task Force, along with the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and the Telluride Marshal’s Department.
Two residences were searched, the first at 131 E. Colorado Ave, #3 and the second at 136 S. Tomboy, #208. A vehicle was also searched. Officers seized approximately one kilogram of cocaine and $30,000 in cash.
The arrested persons were Prudencio Lopez-Montoya 31; Ampelio Flores-Martinez, 29;
Idelfonso de la Cruz , 25; and Alejandro Diaz de la Cruz, 42. All were charged with various drug offenses, and all are Mexican nationals.
Geronimo de la Cruz, 21, and Lino Carrillo Diaz, 24, were arrested and charged with crimes related to immigration violations.
Agencies hold active arrest warrants for additional individuals involved in the investigation who may have returned to Mexico.