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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Traffic Stop Results in Drug Seizure

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Mesa County, Colorado -   Members of the Western Colorado Drug Task Force (WCDTF) and the Colorado State Patrol arrested a man after a traffic stop on Wednesday night on I-70 west of Debeque. 

The traffic stop resulted in the seizure of over 100,000 fentanyl pills and approximately 75 pounds of methamphetamine.

Twenty-five-year-old Ramon Cesena-Valdez of Grand Junction was taken into custody by members of the WCDTF and is being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility.   

Cesena-Valdez is being charged with the following:

·        SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES PATTERN OF MAN/SALE/DISP/DIST, SUBSTANTIAL INCOME, SKILL, EXPERTISE DF1

·        SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES CONSPIRACY TO DIST/MAN/SELL - DEF INITIATED/ORGANIZED/PLAN/FINANCED/DIRECTED PART DF1

·        DIST/MAN/POSS W/INTENT >225G SCH I/II OR >112G METH, HEROIN, KATAMINE, CATHINONE OR > 50MG OF FLUNITRAZIPAM DF1

·        CONTROLLED SUB-DISTRIBUTE FENTANYL>50G DF1

·        CHILD ABUSE KNOWINGLY OR RECKLESSLY W/O INJURY M2

 

This case remains open and active.  No further information will be released at this time.

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