12 individuals arrested in federal drug raid in Grand Island

12 individuals arrested following drug raid in Grand Island (NTV News)

The Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force conducted an operation in Grand Island that led to the arrests of 12 individuals for charges including possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, distribution of methamphetamine, and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney District of Nebraska's Office.

According to a press release from the Attorney's Office, one defendant was also arrested on a state charge of distribution of cocaine, for a total of 13 arrests.

They said the operation included 4 federal search warrants and 1 state search warrant in Grand Island, which resulted in the recovery of a significant amount of money, over 2 pounds of methamphetamine, and an unknown amount of cocaine.

The Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force consists of the following agencies: The Grand Island Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol, Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, Hastings Police Department, Adams County Sheriff’s Office, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Hall County Attorney’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s Office.

Other law enforcement agencies involved in the operation include the Aurora Police Department and the Merrick County Sheriff’s Office.

Arrested Individuals:

  • Rodrigo Bolanos
  • Juan Corado Arriaza
  • Gustavo Cruz Hernandez
  • Jose Donato
  • Daniel Espinoza-Garcia
  • Arturo Javier Garcia
  • Judith Leyva-Reynoso
  • Erick Lozano
  • Miguel Luna
  • Juan Medina
  • Miguel Mendez
  • Manuel Sanchez
  • Lynie Chanthavong
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