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Five Mesquite Residents Arrested on Drug Charges

posted Jan 29, 2015, 2:30 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jan 29, 2015, 4:30 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On Wednesday, January 28, the Mesquite Police Investigative Services Division (Narcotics Detectives) concluded a lengthy investigation into the sales and trafficking of controlled substances involving multiple suspects within the Mesquite area.  At around 5:00 p.m., the Mesquite Police S.W.A.T. team executed a search warrant at a Mesquite residence, resulting in five adults being arrested and the recovery of illegal drugs, controlled substances, and drug paraphernalia.

Fred Booth, 30, was arrested and charged with: Five felony counts of sales of a controlled substance, five felony counts of trafficking a controlled substance, seven felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, and two felony counts of sales of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school. 

Marcus Twist, 31, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of sales of a controlled substance, one felony count of possession of a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Ryan Bradley, 29, was arrested and charged with: Two felony counts of sales of a controlled substance and two felony counts of trafficking a controlled substance. 

Katarina Brummett, 19, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a schedule 1 and schedule 2 controlled substance. 

Erik Baltazar-Valdez, 26, was not at the residence during the execution of the search warrant.  Erik was however later located, arrested and charged with: Three felony counts of sales of a controlled substance, and one felony count of sales of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school. 

Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner commented on the investigation; “I commend the Investigative Services Division for their dedication to combating the illegal drug issues within our city.  The professionalism in which our detectives and our S.W.A.T. team conducted themselves is a testament to our Police Department’s commitment to keep our community safe.”