Friday, November 20, 2015

Two Arrested Off Greyhound Bus, Cocaine & Heroin

Drug Task Force Arrests Two From Bus For Drugs, Yesterday

Kerstin Nguyen, 22
MCSO PHOTO: Nov. 2015
Mesa County, Colo. -- In the early afternoon yesterday, investigators with the Western Colorado Drug Task Force using a trained K-9, in the detection of drugs, to inspect luggage from a Greyhound bus at the downtown Grand Junction  bus station. The bus originated in Los Angeles with a final destination of Chicago.

Two adults were arrested on charges stemming from a kilo of cocaine and 8 ounces of heroin, found in luggage corresponding with two passengers from the bus.

Kerstin Nguyen, 22 and Eric Johnson, 33, both of Michigan, were arrested and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on three felony charges related to distribution amounts of cocaine and heroin. In addition, Kerstin was charged with first degree introduction of contraband into the jail, after heroin was located inside her bra during the booking process.
Eric Johnson, 33
MCSO PHOTO: Nov. 2015

Bond amounts for both will likely be set by a Judge today, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage for updated information on any inmate currently in our facility. A booking photo of Eric is not available at this time, but it will be posted here when it does become available.

The Western Colorado Drug Task Force is a partnership established in the early 1980’s between the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, the Grand Junction Police Department and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. The Task Force is designed to fight the battles of drugs on the frontlines and other crimes that go with dealing and using drugs. Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper and Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis agre this Task Force is effective and nationally competitive in the law enforcement field when it comes to knowledge, experience and teamwork. The Drug Task Force provides a refined level of service to the law abiding citizens of Mesa County and across the Western Slope.