Thursday, June 18, 2015

Recent Drug Arrests In Mesa County

Patrol & Street Crime Deputies Make Drug Arrests

Mariah Loya, 20, of GJ
MCSO Photo
Mesa County, Colo. --  Yesterday evening, deputies stopped a vehicle pulling a trailer in the area of 28.5 Road and North Ave., Grand Junction, for traffic violation. Two passengers in the truck were ultimately arrested on active warrants.

Mariah Loya, 20, of Grand Junction, was one of those arrested on active warrants (2 failure to appear in court warrants, cash or surety bond of $1,643.00). During her pat down incident to arrest, deputies located a total of 9.3 grams of packaged suspected meth inside her bra. She was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on the warrants and a new felony charge of possession of a schedule I/II controlled substance.
MCSO PHoto: 28.5 Road traffic stop,
just south of North Ave on June 17, 2015.

In a separate arrest, deputies contacted Desiree Vallejos, 20, of Grand Junction, in the area of E and Sheldon Roads, just after midnight on June 17. Desiree was suspected of driving a vehicle recklessly in the area of 32 and E Roads, Clifton, just moments before crashing it near Sheldon Road where deputies contacted her. She was verified as not having her driver's license revoked and five active warrants for her arrest.

Desiree Vallejos, 20, of GJ
2014 MCSO Photo 
Colorado State Patrol arrived on-scene to investigate the vehicle crash, as our agency does not perform vehicle crash investigations. Deputies did charge Desiree with new charges and booked her into the Mesa County Detention Facility on the active warrants, as well as driving under revocation, failure to use a turn signal, vehicular eluding, reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule I/II controlled substance (suspected meth) and possession of an illegal weapon.

Desiree is currenting being held on a $12, 350.00 cash only bond. Updates on bond amounts for any inmate currently in our jail, can be found on our Inmate Inquiry website.