Raid yields guns, cocaine at Redlands home

Five men face a variety of possible charges after Western Colorado Drug Task Force and SWAT officers executed a no-knock search late Thursday at a Redlands home.

Josefat Carrasco, 28, 401 1/2 Rana Court, Unit A, Michael Gallegos, 36, 2953 North Ave., Unit 3, and Carlos Villalobos, 24, 821 N. Fifth St., were booked at the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of felony distribution of a controlled substance, sentence-enhancing special offender charges and possession of a dangerous weapon, among other charges, following a raid at 401 1/2 Rana Court, Unit A.

An affidavit in support of a search warrant at the home remained filed under seal Friday at the Mesa County Justice Center, despite the arrests the night before.

According to arrest affidavits, officers found three baggies holding approximately 1 1/2 ounces of suspected cocaine in Carrasco’s bedroom.

The affidavit said officers found a handgun, a short-barreled shotgun, a magazine-fed .223-caliber rifle, as well as two bullet-proof vests in Carrasco’s bedroom.

Carrasco, Gallegos and Villalobos were all detained and arrested in the same room, the affidavit said.

Baggies, a digital scale and other items associated with dealing were also recovered from the home, the affidavit said.

Adam Jetter, 28, and Cody Smith, 26, were at the home and were issued summonses on suspicion of possession of anabolic steroids, according to a Task Force news release.

Carrasco, Jetter and Smith all lived together at the home, police spokeswoman Kate Porras said.


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