Friday, December 20, 2013

Two Separate Meth Busts Overnight

Patrol & Street Crimes Unit Both Bust Adult Males With Meth

Mesa County, Colo. --While on patrol last night, just before 11 p.m., a deputy conducted a traffic stop in the area of D 1/2 Road and D 1/2 Court, on a passenger car with one male occupant. The driver identified himself and was verified to be 18-year-old Ezequiel Silva-Garcia, of Delta. Ezequiel was arrested for an outstanding warrant originally issued by Montrose County Sheriff's Office for controlled substance violation(s). 

While searching the vehicle Ezequiel was driving, deputies located a bag containing methamphetamine weighing 18 grams and a digital scale. The street value of that amount of meth is approximately $1,000.00. Ezequiel was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility without incident on the outstanding warrant and new charges including possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and expired registration.

**Currently, there is no booking photo available of Ezequiel.

Aaron Irvine, 37, of Grand Junction
Just before patrol arrested Ezequiel, the deputies with the Street Crimes Unit, conducted a traffic stop at about 8:45 p.m., in the area of 32 Road and Bunting Avenue. Deputies saw the occupants of the truck throwing item(s) out of it before the driver stopped the truck. Both the driver and passenger were arrested, and the bag thrown from the truck was located and identified as methamphetamine. The meth and packaging weighed in at just over 54 grams, with an approximate meth amount of 20 grams and an approximate street value of $1,100.00.

Aaron Irvine, 37, of Grand Junction, was the passenger of the truck and the driver was Harold Wardle, 60, of Grand Junction. Irvine was previously arrested by deputies on November 13, 2013, on a warrant issued by the Grand Junction Police Department. Wardle was previously booked into the jail on October 21, 2013, when he turned himself into the Detention Facility on outstanding charge(s).
Harold Wardle, 60, of Grand Junction

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