17 Arrested in Keith County Meth Investigation

dept.-of-justiceThe United States Attorney’s office has announced the arrest of 17 people in Ogallala, Brule and surrounding cities in western Nebraska and eastern Colorado.

United States Attorney Deborah Gilg said in a news release that all those arrested have been charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess methamphetamine with the intent to deliver.

The arrests are a result of a long-term investigation by the FBI, Nebraska State Patrol, Ogallala Police Department, North Platte Police Department, CODE Task Force, WING Task Force, Keith County Sheriff’s Office, Keith County Attorney’s Office, Cheyenne County Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations Division, Deuel County Sheriff’s Office, Phillips County, CO Sheriff’s Office, Hoyoke, CO Police Department, Eastern Colorado Plains Drug Task Force and the United States Attorney’s Office.

Law enforcement seized over three pounds of methamphetamine and $8,000 in U.S. Currency in connection with this investigation.

Those arrested were:

Luis Enrique Miramontes-Arteaga
Andres Barruza
J. Merced Rodriguez Barajas
Ruben Avila Barraza
Jesus German-Diaz
Johnny Martinez
Anisha Martinez
Anthony Weinrich
Mark Piper
Jacklynn Walker
Darren Relerford
Chris Hackbart
Bobby Griffin
Kirsten Griffin
Sharon Kay Tyler
Minnie Beth Donner
Linda Breese


  • http://windows7 Hsiato

    Well, finally at last, Deb Gilg has done something to earn her pay. She announced that these low life people have been
    arrested. I wonder who actually did the work? I am sure it wasn`t her.

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    • Ralph Mouth

      Maybe some if them will be too short to be sent to prison.

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      • GetitRight

        That wasn’t even Deb Gilg who defended the short child molestor! It was Christine Cecava.

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  • Curious

    I wanna see mugshots! :)

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  • l

    yes the judge would not send a child molester to prison because of his height ….
    I wish I had money to throw it off the net and fitness n***** beans 11 11 and guess what doing

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    • wow

      Who is suppose to be the child molestor

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  • fnp

    how many of them are illegals, or are here in the US on a work permit?

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  • momof3

    Nice job everyone, keep it up.

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  • ShakingMyHead

    WAY TO GO!!!!!!!

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  • GetitRight

    Its about time. Where are the names of the others that were arrested in this bust? They may not have been indicted but they were arrested for distribution in the same sting.

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