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Salida chief’s press release on drug arrests

03
Apr

[The following press release regarding actions of the Chaffee County Drug Task Force, in which the sheriff’s office participates, was distributed by Salida police chief Terry Clark. wpp]

The Chaffee County Drug Task Force made eight arrest after several months of drug related investigations. The operation involved members of the Buena Vista Police Department, Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office and Salida Police Department. The arrest were all made on April 2nd, 2014 as part of a joint operation. At this point in the operation there are several more arrest pending.

The following individuals were arrested and booked in to the Chaffee County Detention Facility, with charges and bond information listed.

15 yr old w/Female Juvenile from Salida, One Count of C.R.S. 18-18-406 Unlawful Distribution of Methamphetamine (Schedule II), as amended, a Level 3 Drug Felony and One Count of C.R.S. 18-18-403.5 Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (Schedule II), as amended, a Level 4 Drug Felony. Judge BARTON issued a no bond warrant due to her being a juvenile. The juvenile is currently being held at Pueblo Youth Corrections.

CASEY DOREN- 19 yrs. old w/male from Salida, One Count of C.R.S. 18-18-406  Unlawful Distribution of Methamphetamine (Schedule II), as amended, a Level 3 Drug Felony and One  Count of C.R.S. 18-18-403.5 Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (Schedule II), as amended, a Level 4 Drug Felony. Judge BARTON issued a $5,000.00 bond.

HEATHER HOBSON-LARA 20 yrs. old w/ female from Salida, One Count of C.R.S. 18-18-406 Unlawful Distribution of Methamphetamine (Schedule II), as amended, a Level 3 Drug Felony and One Count of C.R.S. 18-18-403.5 Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (Schedule II), as amended, a Level 4 Drug Felony. Judge BARTON issued a $2,000.00 bond.

RYAN MARTINEZ-34 yrs. old w/male from Salida, Two Counts of C.R.S. 18-18-406 Unlawful Distribution of Methamphetamine (Schedule II), as amended, a Level 3 Drug Felony and Two Counts of C.R.S. 18-18-403.5 Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (Schedule II), as amended, a Level 4 Drug Felony. Judge BARTON issued a $2,000.00 bond.

RICHARD ENDLY-46 yrs. old w/male from Salida, One Count of C.R.S. 18-18-406 Unlawful Distribution of Methamphetamine (Schedule II), as amended, a Level 3 Drug Felony and One Count of C.R.S. 18-18-403.5 Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (Schedule II), as amended, a Level 4 Drug Felony. Judge BARTON issued a $2,000.00 bond.

DEBRA KELLEY-ROSS-53 yrs. old w/ female from Salida, One Count of C.R.S. 18-18-405 Unlawful Distribution/Sale of a Schedule II Substance (Hydrocodone), as amended, a Level 4 Drug Felony and One Count of C.R.S. 18-18-403.5 Possession of a Schedule II Substance (Hydrocodone), as amended, a Level 4 Drug Felony. Judge BARTON issued a $2,000.00 personal recognizance bond.  

JASON KNOTT-47 yrs. old w/male from Salida, One Count of C.R.S. 18-18-405 Unlawful Distribution/Sale of a Schedule IV Substance (1mg Clonazepam), as amended, a Level 4 Drug Felony and One Count of C.R.S. 18-18-403.5 Possession of a Schedule IV Substance (1mg Clonazepam), as amended, a Level 4 Drug Felony. Judge BARTON issued a $2,000.00 personal recognizance bond.

SARA HORKANS-36 yrs. old w/ female from Salida, One Count of C.R.S. 18-18-405 Unlawful Distribution/Sale of a Schedule II Substance (Oxycodone), as amended, a Level 4 Drug Felony. Judge BARTON issued a $2,000.00 personal recognizance bond.

This series of arrests is part of the ongoing work by the Chaffee County Drug Task force. The work of the task force and their respective agencies is very important to the citizens of Salida, Chaffee County and Buena Vista.  Sheriff Palmer, Chief Tidwell and I are very pleased with the work and efforts of the task force. The cases will now be reviewed by the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s office and charges filed in the District Court.

Chief Terry Clark

Salida Police Department