Five jailed in ‘serious’ drug probe

David Perez-Garcia

Anthony Sanchez

Alejandro Garcia

Anthony Perez

Five men arrested on warrants over a 24-hour period starting Monday night are being held in connection with a large Mesa County drug investigation.

The men, identified today as co-defendants in the same case, are accused in the alleged importation of cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin into Colorado, in addition to the seizure of multiple firearms, Assistant District Attorney Rich Tuttle told a judge Wednesday.

Affidavits have been filed under seal.

County Court Judge Craig Henderson only said today the case involves, “a serious amount of drugs and firearms.”

Steven Madrigal, 24, 2854 1/2 Hill Ave., was ordered by the judge held at the Mesa County Jail on $100,000, cash-only bond for a single count of distribution of a controlled substance.

Henderson on Tuesday ordered identical $100,000 cash-only bonds for another four arrested since Monday.

David Perez-Garcia, 33, 2985 Yew Leaf Willow Ave.; Anthony Sanchez, 30, 2524 Hill Ave. Apt. 9; Anthony Perez, 29, of San Bernadino, Calif.; and Alejandro Garcia, 31, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., were advised Tuesday by Henderson and were still being held Wednesday at the Mesa County Jail.

The warrants for Perez, Garcia and Sanchez also include allegations of money laundering and special-offender charges.


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