High-Risk Warrant Search Nets Firearms and Drugs

The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) executed a high-risk search warrant yesterday in the 600 block of Spring Creek Road. The search uncovered an illegal quantity of suspected marijuana, a suspected marijuana concentrate lab, suspected methamphetamine, a stolen bicycle, one rifle, two handguns, drug paraphernalia, and possible evidence in an unrelated theft case being investigated by the MCSO. Six individuals were located in the residence; five individuals ultimately came out of the house. Martin Anthony Martinez was apprehended hiding under a bed at the residence and arrested on two known arrest warrants.

“This was a team effort,” said Lieutenant and SWAT Commander Ty Cox. “The MCSO had prior knowledge of both drug use at the residence and individuals who frequent the residence with known felony criminal activity to include firearms charges; that was the reason we decided to close Spring Creek Road and utilize both the MCSO’s and Montrose Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics Teams (SWAT). Today was a great example of quality law enforcement work from the initial investigation to the execution of the warrant.”

Last week, a deputy with the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop at South Selig Avenue and South Fourth Street. The stop uncovered two pounds of a liquid substance that tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine. Anthony Evans, was arrested for reckless driving, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under revocation, expired license plates, no proof of insurance, felony eluding, open container in a vehicle, and additional warrants. After further investigation, the deputy was able to obtain a search warrant for today’s residence as the suspected drugs were linked back to the residence.

With the assistance of the Montrose Police Department’s SWAT team, Montrose County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, MontroseFire District, and Colorado State Patrol, the team was able to remove additional suspected drugs from the residence today. The MCSO would like to thanks its partners for their assistance in helping to make the community a safer place.

At this time, additional charges are pending further investigation by the MCSO and the High Impact Target Team.