MVPD serves search warrants, arrests three people on drug charges 

Photo courtesy of MVPD Monte Vista Police Department officers reported recovering seven firearms, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and cash during the execution of a search warrant on Oct. 24 at a residence in the 100 block of Faraday Street. 

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Police Department served search warrants at three city residences on Oct. 24 and 25 that led to the arrest of three people on drug charges. 

Over the course of the past few weeks, MVPD detectives obtained search warrants for several locations within Monte Vista for distribution of narcotics. 

On Oct. 24 and 25, the Monte Vista Police Department served three search warrants with assistance from the Rio Grande County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado State Patrol. 

The first search warrant was served in the 300 block of Davis Street where Adam Trujillo, 30, of Monte Vista was arrested and charged with suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. Officers reported recovering methamphetamine and heroin. Trujillo was booked into the Rio Grande County Jail. 

Later in the day on Oct. 24, a search warrant was executed in the 100 block of Faraday Street within Monte Vista. Raymond Ramirez, 46, and Rachel Ramirez, 53, both of Monte Vista, were arrested for suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and special offender due to the amount of drugs and weapons recovered. Both were booked into the Rio Grande County Jail. 

Officers reported recovering from the Faraday Street location seven firearms, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and cash during the execution of this search warrant. 

On Oct. 25, a search warrant was executed in the 500 block of Franklin Street. During the execution of the warrant, officers encountered 12 people within the house. Officers also found drug paraphernalia and numerous used needles throughout the house. Ronnie Mascarenes, 30, of Monte Vista was arrested for an outstanding warrant. This investigation is ongoing. 


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