Monday, January 11, 2016

Drug Task Force Arrests Two, Meth Distribution

Nicole Moraga, 33
MCSO Photo: Jan. 2016

Two Californian's Booked On Meth Distribution Charges By Drug Task Force

Mesa County, Colo. -- Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were called to a Horizon Drive hotel on Saturday morning, in Grand Junction, regarding possible drug use. Ultimately, the officers handed the two hotel rooms, two suspects and the room's contents over to investigators with the Western Colorado Drug Task Force.

Hector Ramirez-Avila, 35
MCSO Photo: Jan. 2016
Nicole Moraga, 33, and Hector Ramirez-Avila, 35, both of California, were arrested and booked into the Mesa County Detention Center on charges related to importing methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Investigators processed more than 3.5 ounces of suspected meth from the hotel rooms and a large amount of cash, as well, all consistent with distribution of drugs for profit.

Nicole and Hector are expected to appear before a judge this afternoon. For updated bond information on any inmate currently in our jail facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.

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 front lines and other crimes that go with dealing and using drugs. Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper and Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis agree 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.