NET Drug Arrests 03/20/2014
3/20/2014 5:04:39 PM
Shortly after 0600 hours on 03/20/2014 the Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team served a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation at a residence located at 516 Oak Street in Bellevue, Idaho. The search warrant was executed by members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms SWAT team with the assistance of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office SERT Team. Two individuals were arrested from this residence on the following charges:
Esteban Villegas-Gamez, age 39, a of Bellevue was arrested on Federal felony charges of Distribution of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Roberto Javier Garcia, age 29, of Bellevue was arrested on Idaho felony charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Distractive devices were used in the service of the search warrant, resulting in loud noises heard in Bellevue this morning. “No weapons were fired and all arrests were without injury or incident,” said Blaine County Sheriff Gene Ramsey.
Subsequent to these arrests, a related investigation resulted in the additional arrests of 5 other individuals: Carlos Moya-Diaz, age 29, a resident of Hailey was arrested on one felony count of Drug Trafficking in Methamphetamine. Roberto Martinez-Perez, age 34, of Hailey was arrested on one felony count of Aid and Abet Trafficking in Methamphetamine. Ricardo Torres-Gomez, age 23, of Bellevue was arrested on two felony counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine. Gildardo Orozco, age 37, of Hailey was arrested on two felony counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine and one felony count of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine. Ismael Hernandez-Valle, age 18, of Hailey was arrested on one Federal felony count of Distribution of Methamphetamine. Only Hernandez-Valle and Villegas-Gamez currently face Federal charges; all other defendants are facing charges in Blaine County for the State of Idaho.
Blaine County Sheriff Gene Ramsey would like to acknowledge the outstanding collaborative efforts of the Bureau of ATF, Hailey Police Department, Bellevue Marshal’s Office, Ketchum Police Department, Sun Valley Police Department, Idaho State Police, Immigration Customs and Enforcement, Blaine County Emergency Communications, BCSO Deputies and the BCSO Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team.
Roberto Javier Garcia
Photo Not Available for Ismael Hernandez-Valle