Friday, May 22, 2015

Recent Meth Arrests In Mesa County

Interstate Interdiction & Citizen Report Of Drunk Driver Net Meth Off The Streets

William Gannon, 44
2014 MCSO Photo
Mesa County, Colo. -- William Gannon, 44, of Grand Junction, was arrest just before 11 p.m., last night on suspicion of drunk driving, driving under restraint/suspended license, open container of alcohol in the vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, open container of marijuana in the vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. Dispatch received a call about a possible drunk driver in the area of 29 1/2 Road and Parkway Drive, described to be William Gannon. Followed by another call to dispatch reporting a male suspect causing problems at a residence in the 500 block of Beverly Lane.

Deputies contacted William inside his vehicle on Beverly Lane, where they observed him with multiple conditions to support him being intoxicated. In addition, deputies located 14 grams of suspected methamphetamine, a glass pipe commonly used to smoke meth, two hypodermic needles, commonly used for illegal narcotic consumption and more. William was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility. Updated bond information can be obtained on the Inmate Inquiry System website after he makes first appearance, today.
Lloyd Cordova, 32

Interdiction deputies on Interstate 70, conducted a traffic stop at 4 p.m. yesterday, at mile marker 15, eastbound. The driver was identified as Lloyd Cordova, 32, of California, who was found to have a criminal drug history, to include burglary and financial crimes. He also does not possess a valid driver's license and was operating the vehicle at the time deputies stopped it. 

The passenger was identified as Shahram Malakooti, 31, of California. A trained drug detection dog was used around the outside of the vehicle the men were in, and the dog indicated positively to the odor of drugs. Ultimately, 663 grams of methamphetamine was located in the vehicle. That amount of meth is consistent with distribution and far more than personal use, the deputy noted in the arrest affidavit.

Shahram Malakooti, 31
In addition, financial scanning devices, financial card making devices and credit cards with different names were located inside the vehicle. Both men were booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on charges related to criminal possession of forgery devices, counterfeiting criminal forgery devices, unlawfully manufacturing financial devices, possession of drug paraphernalia and distribution of methamphetamine. Lloyd was additionally charged with identity theft, a signaling violation and driving under restraint.

Bond information can be obtained through the Inmate Inquiry System website following first appearance in court schedule for later today.