On 01/20/23, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department contacted a vehicle in the area of G Rd and 27 Rd during a traffic stop and the vehicle fled from police. There was no pursuit by law enforcement officers. A short time later, the vehicle sustained damaged when hitting a ditch and stopped in the 2600 block of Paradise Drive at approximately 2:45 pm. The driver and two passengers fled on foot from the vehicle. The Grand Junction Police Department and Colorado State Patrol officers quickly detained the two men and the woman shortly after, where they were remanded to the Mesa County Detention Facility. Through investigation, Grand Junction Police officers found approximately 5,000 pills presumed to be fentanyl pills.
Lanieve Cox, age 21, was charged with the following:
Sergio Hidalgo-Torres, age 38, was charged with the following:
Jesus Soto-Marquez, age 23, was charged with the following:
Holy Family School was put into shelter-in-place for about twenty minutes until Grand Junction Police Department took the three individuals into custody. The GJPD believes this to be an isolated incident and there is no ongoing threat to the community. This investigation remains ongoing and there is no further information available at this time.