Two arrested in narcotics operation in Alamosa

The Alamosa Police Department seized drugs, guns, and cash during the search of a 1612 W. 6th St. Courtesy photo

ALAMOSA — Law enforcement officers from three different agencies were involved in a narcotics operation in Alamosa on Friday, Sept. 1, that resulted in the seizure of 1,400 suspected fentanyl pills, methamphetamine, an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency, a 9MM semi-automatic pistol, a .22 semi-automatic handgun, ammunition, and magazines.

After obtaining a search warrant for 1612 W. 6th St. for suspected illegal narcotic distribution, detectives with the Alamosa Police Department along with Monte Vista Police Department found the narcotics along with items used in their distribution and consumption.

Two individuals were taken into custody.

Alamosa resident Frederico Deherrera, 36, was taken into custody and transported to Alamosa County Detention Center for suspicion of unlawful distribution of a schedule II (Fentanyl), unlawful possession of a schedule II, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and other drug charges.  

Emerald Lucero, 32, of Blanca, was transported to the Alamosa County Detention Center for an active Alamosa Police Department warrant for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, violation of a restraining order and child abuse.  

A statement from APD Chief Ken Anderson was included in information released by the department.

“Due to the increased availability of fentanyl that our officers have been discovering in the course of their duties,” he wrote, “we encourage you to contact our Investigations Division or leave an anonymous tip through our city website to report all suspicious activities occurring within your neighborhood.”

Friday’s activity was a joint narcotics operation between the Alamosa Police Department, Monte Vista Police Department, and the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office.

APD also released a photo of a suspected stolen Yamaha 4-wheeler which has been spray painted to hide any identifying markings. Anyone with information regarding this suspected stolen vehicle is asked to contact the Alamosa Police Department Investigations Unit at 719-589-2548.

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