Drug Bust Yields Large Amount Of Narcotics, Cash

By: Mekialaya White Email
By: Mekialaya White Email
Arrests have been made after Springs police recovered thousands of grams of drugs over the last month.

Credit: CSPD

Credit: CSPD

Arrests have been made after Springs police recovered thousands of grams of drugs over the last month, most notably a drug bust Monday.

These drugs included cocaine, heroin and meth.

Police also recovered more than $50,000 in cash.

A full release from CSPD is below:

On March 15, 2014, while on patrol, CSPD Officer Flaugh conducted a traffic stop near 4600 Barnes Road for a suspected DUI driver. The driver was found in possession of 84 grams of cocaine, 137.8 grams heroin, and 52.5 grams of methamphetamine all packaged for distribution was recovered along with $8,479.00. The driver, Juan Gomez Perez (23 years old), was arrested and charged with the Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Substance along with other charges.

Detectives from the Metro Vice and Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation into the source of the narcotics. During this investigation, a residence in Colorado Springs was identified as a place used to store money and narcotics. A search warrant was obtained for 2418 Raywood View #124. The warrant was served on April 21, 2014. During the search of the home a total of 315.3 grams of cocaine, 1505.9 grams of heroin, and 1612.4 grams of methamphetamine all packaged for distribution was recovered along with $44,505.00 in cash. Two handguns were located and recovered. Three males were arrested and charged with the Distribution of a Schedule I Controlled Substance and the Distribution of a Schedule II Controlled Substance. The suspects are identified as:

Carlos Estrada Cruz (23 years old)
Dorian Aguinaga Medrano (24 year old)
Marcos Lopez Gonzalez (21 years old)

Throughout the course of the investigation the following items were recovered:

Cocaine: 399.3 grams (approximately 0.88 pounds)
Heroin: 1,643.7 grams (approximately 3.62 pounds)
Methamphetamine: 1,664.9 grams (approximately 3.67 pounds)
US Currency: $52,984.00
Firearms: 2 handguns


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