Sting results in drug arrests

Bust is third in eight days for GRAMNET task force


— A multijurisdictional drug task force has made its third drug bust in an eight-day period.

Agents from the Grand, Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforce-ment Team arrested 20-year-old Reid Gannon Wednesday afternoon. The Butte, Mont., man was arrested for allegedly dealing marijuana.

Gannon's arrest is the third drug bust drug agents have made this month. On Saturday, Gerardo Arreguin, 27, and his sister, 19-year-old Martha Arreguin, were arrested after selling an undercover agent $50,000 worth of cocaine.

The Tempe, Ariz., residents face felony drug charges.

On March 5, agents arrested Steamboat residents Kevin James Petty, 20, and his roommate, 23-year-old Matthew Paul Verracci.

The two men allegedly sold an undercover informant Xanax pills and cocaine.

Xanax is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia and anxiety caused by depression.

Gannon was arrested at about 1:30 p.m. at his apartment in the 1600 block of Shadow Run Court. He faces three counts of distribution of marijuana, a class four felony.

The arrest was the culmination of an investigation that started last October.

According to court records, authorities received a tip that Gannon was dealing marijuana.

Drug agents set up an undercover operation and allegedly purchased marijuana from Gannon three times this year, records show.

Gannon allegedly sold an ounce of marijuana to the undercover agent twice in February and once in March, records show.

During the arrest, Julie Daniels, 19, of Missouri was also arrested. She was later cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and released.

Gannon was booked into the Routt County Jail. He is being held on a $5,000 bond.

The drug bust could lead to additional arrests. Agents are investigating leads from this case.


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