BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - Ten people in Summit County were arrested in a week-long drug operation conducted by the sheriff's office and the United States Postal Inspection Service.
The two agencies conducted drug interdiction operations at all four post offices in Summit County between Feb. 25 and March 1, "in an effort to reduce the number of suspected narcotic parcels or narcotic proceeds being shipped through the U.S. Postal Service," said Tracy LeClair, the sheriff's office public information officer.
More than $29,000 in cash was seized, along with 13.5 pounds of marijuana and marijuana "edibles." More than 200 controlled substance pills were also confiscated.
Those arrested were identified as Jesus Uribe-Salinas, 32, of Dillon Valley; Katie Krajenka, 31, of Wisconsin; David Alan Bullock, 36, of Breckenridge; Kevin Michael McCombs, 33, of Summit Cove; Robert John Brown, 25, of Leadville; Bryan David Perlman, 40, of Silverthorne; Austin Joseph Wood, 20, of Naples, Maine; Preston Lee Davenport, 20, of Breckenridge; Danyelle Marie Morrison, 20, of Dillon; and Thomas Alfred Schmitz, Jr., 22, of Dillon.
Authorities released mug shots of nine of the individuals.
Charges against the ten individuals range from possession with intent to distribute marijuana to obstruction of a police officer.
"The use of the U.S. mail to transport narcotics and related proceeds is a federal crime," said Adam P. Behnen, Inspector in Charge, of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Denver Division. "We take these cases seriously and they are priority investigations for us. We are always very appreciative of the joint working relationship we have with Summit County law enforcement."