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Long meth investigation ends with 17 arrestsTell North Platte what you think

Seventeen adults from Ogallala, Brule and surrounding cities in western Nebraska and eastern Colorado were arrested Tuesday.

All are charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg said in a brief announcement.

Law officers seized more than three pounds of methamphetamine and $8,000 in U.S. currency in the bust, Gilg said.

Those arrested:

• 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

Gilg said the arrests are the result of a long-term investigation by a bundle of law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Nebraska State Patrol, Ogallala Police Department, North Platte Police Department, CODE Task Force, WING Task Force, Keith County Sheriff’s Office, Keith County Attorney’s Office, Cheyenne County Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, Deuel County Sheriff’s Office, Phillips County Colorado Sheriff’s Office, Holyoke Colorado Police Department, Eastern Colorado Plains Drug Task Force and the United States Attorney’s Office.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 8/27/2013
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