Weld County Grand Jury indicts 5 on dozens of drug charges

GREELEY, Colo. - Dozens of drug charges face five people in Weld County, four of whom are already in custody. A warrant is pending for the fifth, according to the DA's office.

The five suspects were indicted on a total of 36 charges related to 20 different drug deals between January 14 and April 16 of 2014. Methamphetamine and oxycodone were allegedly sold during the exchanges, according to Pamela Johnson, spokeswoman for the Weld County District Attorney.

Three of the suspects -- Donna Marceleno, Antonio Lerma and Abel Regaldo -- appeared in court Tuesday. They all face multiple counts of possession of meth with the intent to distribute in addition to distribution of a controlled substance and a variety of other charges or alleged sentence enhancers. Marceleno is being held on $150,000 bond, Lerma is being held on $90,000 bond and Regaldo is being held on $75,000 bond.

Marceleno, who has the highest bond, is the only one of the group charged with multiple counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Maria Gutierrez faces similar charges and is being held on $50,000 bond pending a court appearance scheduled for July 18.

The fifth suspect, Yolanda Viveros, is not yet in custody. The 32-year-old lives in Aurora and faces one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Johnson says the warrant for Viveros' arrest is pending.

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