Officials charge 37 people in meth ring bust spanning Colorado, Arizona and California


Authorities charged 37 people and seized 141 pounds of methamphetamine in a bust that spanned Colorado, Arizona and California.

Arrest warrants were served throughout the Denver area and in the other states Wednesday after a federal grand jury issued two indictments April 19 and May 2, according to a joint statement from the U.S. attorney, Drug Enforcement Administration and Colorado attorney general.

“Meth ravages and ruins the precious lives of too many Coloradans,” U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer said in the statement.  “Taking out 37 dealers (and) taking this kind of weight out of our suffering communities is a major public safety victory.”

The drug ring has been operating in Colorado since at least July 1, 2015, according to the statement. The list of charges against individuals includes conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, knowingly or intentionally distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, intentionally using a communications device in causing or facilitating the commission of a drug felony and money laundering.

Source : Denver Post