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Seven arrested in Mesquite on federal, state drug charges

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Updated: 4/08/2013 12:10 pm
MESQUITE – Mesquite Police S.W.A.T. Officers executed search warrants Friday morning on two local residences in conjunction with arrests made by Mesquite detectives and agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Luis Delarosa, 28, Carlos Delarosa, 26, and Bethany Barnum, 22, of Mesquite were arrested on federal drug charges in St. George, Utah, after a several-month long federal investigation by the DEA and Mesquite Drug Unit for high level trafficking of methamphetamine.

During the execution of the search warrants, Mesquite Detectives recovered guns, narcotics, and U.S. currency from both the Delarosa’s residence in Mesquite.

Arrested in Mesquite were Jose Camarena, 19, Mayra Baltazar, 25, Melissa Hernandez, 22, and Silvia Gonzalez-Navarro, 48, who are currently facing state charges and could possibly be facing federal charges at a later date.

A total of 778.2 grams of methamphetamine were seized during the investigation with an estimated street value of more than $77,000.

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