Two arrested on drug, weapons charges
SAN LUIS — The Costilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men early Saturday morning on multiple charges including unlawful drug and weapon possession.
According to the sheriff’s office, Deputy Roman Marrufo contacted Tomas Espinoza, 25, for driving recklessly on Salazar Street in San Luis early Saturday morning, October 7. Espinoza failed to stop at multiple stop signs and was travelling at a high rate of speed, according to the sheriff’s office.
When the deputy made contact with the vehicle driven by Espinoza, he also investigated a male passenger identified as Julian Angelo Taylor, 23. During the contact, Taylor was found to be in possession of a concealed and loaded handgun, according to the sheriff’s office.
Both men were patted down and were found to be in possession of black tar heroin packaged in individual baggies. Also located in the vehicle were two rifles, both reportedly stolen.
Espinoza and Taylor were placed into custody without incident and were booked into the Costilla County Jail.
Espinoza was booked on charges of reckless driving, theft, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and special offense. Taylor was booked on charges of unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon, theft, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and special offense.
Each is currently in custody held on a $25,000 bond.
The Costilla County Sheriff’s Office thanks the Manassa Police Department, Colorado State Patrol and Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.
Captions Julian Angelo Taylor