17 ARRESTED IN REGIONAL METH INVESTIGATION

Posted 8 months ago

By John Axtell

Deb Gilg -1U-S Attorney for Nebraska Deborah Gilg has announced the arrests of 17 people in a long term methamphetamine investigation.

The bulk of the arrests occurred in Keith County in Ogallala and Brule, with other arrests in other western Nebraska and eastern Colorado cities.

Gilg says the 17 were taken into custody on federal warrants after being indicted by a federal grand jury for drug distribution and conspiracy to distribute meth.

She credits the investigation and arrests to work by agents from a variety of federal, state, and local agencies that included the Panhandle’s WING anti-drug task force and members of ptjer regional drug and violence task forces.

Law enforcement seized over three pounds of methamphetamine and $8,000 in U-S Currency in connection with the investigation.

NAMES OF THOSE ARRESTED – HOMETOWNS NOT AVAILABLE
Luis Enrique Miramontes-Arteaga
Andres Barruza
J. Merced Rodriguez Barajas
Ruben Avila Barraza
Jesus German-Diaz
Johnny Martinez
Anisha Martinez
Anthony Weinrich
Mark Piper
Jacklynn Walker
Darren Relerford
Chris Hackbart
Bobby Griffin
Kirsten Griffin
Sharon Kay Tyler
Minnie Beth Donner
Linda Breese