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Seven arrested on Federal and State Drug Charges

posted Apr 9, 2013, 12:46 PM by Kimberly Otero   [ updated Apr 1, 2014, 2:43 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Mesquite Police S.W.A.T. Officers executed search warrants on two local residences in conjunction with arrests made by Mesquite Detectives and Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Friday morning April 5th.


Luis Delarosa, 28, Carlos Delarosa, 26, and Bethany Barnum, 22, of Mesquite were arrested on Federal Drug Charges by MPD and DEA in St. George, Utah after a several month long Federal Investigation by the DEA and Mesquite Drug Unit for high level trafficking of Methamphetamine.   


 During the execution of the search warrants, Mesquite Detectives recovered guns, narcotics, and U.S. currency from both the Delarosa’s residence in Mesquite. 


Arrested in Mesquite were Jose Camarena, 19, Mayra Baltazar, 25, Melissa Hernandez, 22, and Silvia Gonzalez-Navarro, 48, who are currently facing state charges and could possibly be facing federal charges at a later date.


A total of 778.2 grams of Methamphetamine were seized during the investigation with an estimated street value of over $77,000.


“The Mesquite Police Department is committed to keeping drugs and the violence associated with them off our streets,” said Chief Troy Tanner.  “We will continue our efforts in working diligently with State and Federal agencies to honor that commitment.”