Windsor police helped with a Northern Colorado Drug Task Force operation that resulted in five arrests Wednesday morning, as well as the seizure of hundreds of grams of illegal drugs.
The task force has spent the past several months investigating drug distribution along the East Mulberry Corridor in Fort Collins, a news release from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office states. About 6 a.m. Wednesday, law enforcement executed multiple search warrants at the Baymont by Wyndham Hotel, 3808 East Mulberry St., near Colo. 14 and Interstate 25. Police searched four hotel rooms and a vehicle.
According to the release, police seized more than 1,000 black market Xanax pills weighing 367 grams, as well as 144 grams of meth and 16 grams of heroin. Police arrested Fort Collins residents Korie Danise Goss, 47, William Edward Backhoff, 32, and Beth Ann Reeves, 47, as well as Wyoming resident Leray Dante Michael Smith, 20, and Aaron James Cole, a 52-year-old homeless man in the Fort Collins area.
Goss and Backhoff were arrested on suspicion of three counts of possession with intent to distribute, as Class 1, 2 and 3 felonies, as well as outstanding drug possession warrants. Smith was arrested for violating a protection order, as well as four warrants for domestic violence-related harassment and trespassing charges and for failure to appear charges involving dangerous drugs and possession of burglary tools.
Cole was arrested on a warrant for failing to verify location as a sex offender. Reeves had warrants for failure to appear and failure to comply charges, relating to a burglary and dangerous drugs charges.
In the release, the task force acknowledged the help of partner agencies in the operation, including Windsor, Fort Collins and Loveland police, as well as Colorado Adult Parole, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, the Eighth Judicial District Attorney’s Office and Colorado National Guard Counterdrug. Specialty units involved in the operation included the Larimer County Regional and Fort Collins Police SWAT teams, as well as the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Strategic Enforcement Unit.
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