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Several panhandle residents arrested in massive meth bust

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Several individuals from the Panhandle have been charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Sgt. Dana Korell of the WING Drug Task Force says that two of the 17 people arrested are from Garden County. During the investigation, more than three pounds of methamphetamine and $8,000 cash were seized.

Today, United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg, released the names of the 17 people that were arrested- however the locations of where these people are from is not immediately available.

They are:

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 and Linda Breese.

This investigation is the result of a long-term investigation by 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, Deuel County Sheriff's Office, Phillips County Colorado Sheriff's Office, Holyoke Colorado Police Department, Eastern Colorado Plains Drug Task Force and the United States Attorney's Office.

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