Dozens Arrested in Meth Ring Bust

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Photo: Facebook/Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office

Authorities in Wyoming arrested 25 suspected drug traffickers accused of running a large-scale meth distribution ring.

The arrests were a part of a region-wide operation carried out on Thursday in Rock Springs, Fort Bridger, Evanston, and the Green River area, KGWN-CBS reported.

The operation was executed by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Narcotics and Arrest Group (SNAAG) and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation’s Southwest Enforcement Team (DCI SWET) after they received information about a suspected methamphetamine trafficking ring operating throughout the southern Wyoming area. Authorities also noted the ring, based in the Green River area, was poorly organized in the way they conducted their operation.

Those arrested include: Darcy Gene Akin, 60; Zachary Montague Boyce, 30; Martina Caspari, 43; Gwen Marie Dunigan, 44; Christina Marie Eichler, 41; Michael Telesforo Flores, 38; Neil Patrick Gilbert, 41; Jenny Arlene Gilson, 40; Kim Bonnie Gotfrey, 48; Tiffany Ann Mitchelson, 38; Treina Lynn Montoya, 35; Jarrod Scott Morrison, 40; Jonathan Wesley Mortimer, 35; Kathy Jean Moskovita, 55; Douglas Evan Myers, Jr., 29; Curtis Craig Ness, 45; Michael James Pacheco, 49; Erik Duane Pecheny, 32; of Green River, Lucas Jacob Rodriguez, 43; Joshua Douglas Sommerville, 41; Zachariah Newton Strange, 36; Shanna Kay Straw, 43; Stanley Eugene Tromburg, 56; Lance Lee Winders, 36; and Andrea Wright, 36.

Breitbart Texas reported in April that authorities arrested 17 alleged members of a Mexican drug just south of Wyoming’s border in Colorado. The suspected  traffickers are thought to have brought large amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine into the U.S. through California and then shipping the narcotics to Colorado where they were disbursed to lower level dealers.

Ryan Saavedra is a contributor for Breitbart Texas and can be found on Twitter at @RealSaavedra.

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