Agents with Two Rivers Drug Enforcement (TRIDENT) arrested numerous suspects during a 4 a.m. raid Monday in Rifle in connection to a methamphetamine trafficking investigation.
A press release sent out Monday didn’t list the suspects’ names or the charges they will face. Search warrants were served on two separate locations.
The investigation dates back to May, when TRIDENT agents began making undercover drug buys from a suspect. Over a four month period, officers performed 17 such undercover buys, resulting in a total of 117 grams of methamphetamine and 1.4 grams of hashish seized, according to the press release.
As a result of the investigation, 13 arrest warrants were issued. As of Monday, eight suspects were in custody, three had contacted law enforcement with intentions to turn themselves in, two were not located and two additional arrests were made as a result of the search warrants.
The suspects involved in this investigation have a combined past record of over 70 non-drug related arrests and charges, ranging from DUI, burglary, assaults, weapons charges and sex assaults, according to police.
TRIDENT is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force funded through federal, state and local government funding sources. Anyone with information about drug trafficking in the area is encouraged to call TRIDENT at 970 945-0744.
Aspen firefighters will host a Sept. 11 memorial Wednesday morning at the downtown Aspen fire station on Hopkins Avenue.
The service will begin around 7:50 a.m., and will include a minute of silence at 7:58 a.m. to mark the moments when the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed as a result of the terror attacks 12 years ago.
A fire department chaplain will speak, and will invite anyone in attendance to share their reflections. The ceremony is expected to wrap up by 8:30 a.m.