Three arrested in Gypsum drug bust on Tuesday
GYPSUM — Detectives with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office confiscated 62 grams of cocaine and 2.37 grams of methamphetamine during an undercover drug operation and arrest that took place Tuesday at about 7 p.m.
The undercover operation was initiated after receiving information that Mateo Serna Guitierrez, 23, from Dotsero, may have been selling cocaine.
During an investigation, detectives located Serna Guitierrez in the parking lot at 500 Red Table Drive Gypsum. He was in a vehicle driven by Jesus Lorenzo Gonzalez Payan, 24, from Mexico. Payan left the vehicle and approached Miguel Delgado-Martinez, age 30, from Mexico, for what appeared to be a drug exchange. When detectives contacted Delgado-Martinez, he had cocaine on him, police said. Payan was in possession of the cash given to him during the undercover operation. More cocaine was located in the vehicle driven by Delgado-Martinez. When detectives contacted Serna Guitierrez, he was allegedly in the process of smoking methamphetamine. He also had methamphetamine in his wallet, police said.
Serna Guitierrez had arrest warrants out of Eagle and Garfield counties for failure to comply.
All three suspects were booked into the Eagle County Detention Facility on Conspiracy to Commit a Class 3 Felony, Distribution of Scheduled II Controlled Substance-Cocaine a Class 2 Drug Felony, and Possession of Scheduled II Controlled Substance-Cocaine a Class 4 Drug Felony. Serna Guitierrez received an additional charge of Possession of Scheduled II Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, a Class 4 Drug Felony.
If you think you may have any information about the suspect or this crime, then call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at 970-328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at http://www.tipsubmit.com or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, then you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from Crime Stoppers.