Drugs, Guns And 7 Arrests In San Luis Valley

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Seven people were arrested Wednesday in connection with the alleged distribution of meth and cocaine in the San Luis Valley. Additionally, officers seized 2.8 pounds of methamphetamines, 1.57 pounds of cocaine and several guns were seized.

State Patrol and the Alamosa Police Department say they first developed information about the drug trafficking eight months ago. Following investigation and surveillance, seven arrest warrants and two search warrants were served on August 31.

All seven of the arrests were made without incident, CSP reports.

• Michael Pinon-Arambula, 26, of Alamosa, is charged with Distribution of a Schedule II (Methamphetamine) and held on $75,000 bond.
• Steven DeHerrera, 39, of Alamosa, is charged with distribution of methamphetamine, and held on $50,000 bond.
• Jesus Pinon-Arambula, 33, of Monte Vista, is charged with distribution of methamphetamine and cocaine and held on $75,000 bond.
• Jose Octavio Lopez-Montes, 40, of Center, is charged with distribution of cocaine and held on $75,000 bond.
• Francisco Avila-Elizarras, 52, of Alamosa, is charged with distribution of cocaine and held on $50,000 bond.
• Machelle Dominguez, 45, of Alamosa, is charged with distribution of methamphetamine and held on $50,000 bond.
• Judith Ruybal, 33, of Alamosa, is charged with distribution of methamphetamine and held on $50,000 bond.

The only suspect that has yet to be caught is Adrian Lucero, 28, who has an active warrant out for his arrest for the charge of distributing methamphetamine.

The drugs seized in this operation have an estimated street value of $157,200.

Also seized were two vehicles, three rifles, one handgun, one stun gun, one military style bullet proof flak vest, and an undisclosed amount of cash.


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