Tuesday, December 3, 2019

CA man faces drug distribution charges after stop on I-70

Donald Martinez-Guevara, 42
MCSO Photo 12/2/19
Nearly 70 pounds of drugs found
 during traffic stop
MESA COUNTY, Colo - On Sunday, December 1, 2019 at approximately 7 pm a Mesa County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to the Western Colorado Drug Taskforce stopped a truck traveling on I-70 at the Mack exit. The deputy observed the vehicle had failed to use a signal while changing lanes and the rear license plate light was inoperative. During the traffic stop, the deputy noticed an external fuel tank in the back of the truck that didn’t have any fuel residue that is usually present with that type of fuel tank. Once permission was obtained, the deputy searched the truck.

Several plastic wrapped packages containing a crystalline substance consistent with methamphetamine were found inside the external fuel tank. The total gross weight was 67.2 pounds. One package contained 1.8 pounds of pills consistent with fentanyl.

The driver, identified as 42-year-old Donald Martinez-Guevara of California, was arrested and is facing the following charges:
  • Distribution/ Manufacture/Possession with Intent to Distribute > than 225g of Schedule I/II or > 112g of meth, heroin, ketamine, cathinone or > 50mg of Flunitrazipam (DF1)
  • Special Circumstances Import > 14g of Schedule I/II or 7g of meth, heroin, ketamine, cathinone or > 10mg of Flunitrazipam (DF1)
  • Failed to use turn signals

Martinez-Guevara is currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility on a $100,000 bond.