Drug Trafficking Enterprise Taken Down

Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force and Partners Take Down Drug-Trafficking Criminal Enterprise 

 

More than 100 federal, state, and local law enforcement agents coordinated arrest and search operations this week at approximately 15 locations throughout Spokane and Yakima, Washington, and in Idaho.  Today’s operations led to the successful and safe arrests of 18, of the 22, subjects implicated in an alleged significant drug-trafficking enterprise. The subjects will face an array of charges in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine. The arrests are the culmination of a two-year investigation by the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force.

 

Investigators in Spokane, Washington; Yakima, Washington; and Post Falls, Idaho searched locations believed to contain evidence of the criminal activity of this enterprise and made numerous arrests.

 

Those arrested and sought include the following individuals:

Name

AGE

FREQUENT LOCATION

1

Marcos Ramirez-Mercado

45

Yakima, Washington

2

Jose Alfredo Mendoza-Vaca

28

Spokane, Washington

3

Milton Oswaldo Pena

45

Spokane Valley, Washington

4

Giovanni Pena

48

Spokane Valley, Washington – Fugitive

5

Federico Ramos-Perez

29

Spokane Valley, Washington

6

Jose Antonio Rojas-Calvillo

26

Spokane, Washington – Fugitive

7

Donald Reed Daniels

60

Spokane, Washington

8

Juan Jose Navarro-Martinez

31

Spokane Valley, Washington

9

Jorge Armando Hernandez-Vera

37

Spokane, Washington

10

Francisco Martinez-Perez

33

Spokane Valley, Washington – Fugitive

11

Enrique Eduardo Rodriguez-Mercado

42

Spokane, Washington

12

Angel Rodriguez Amezcua

47

Spokane Valley, Washington

13

Sergio L. Lopez

24

Spokane, Washington

14

Nahum Martinez-Guadarrama

29

Spokane Valley, Washington

15

Victor Alexander Rangel

31

Spokane, Washington – Fugitive

16

Trevor Edward Fedele

21

Post Falls, Idaho

17

Edward Wayne Fedele

43

Post Falls, Idaho

18

Edson Marcos Ramirez

23

Yakima, Washington

19

Joel Lyman

35

Nine Mile Falls, Washington

20

Mireya Hernandez

51

Yakima, Washington

21

Olton Leon Gaines

53

Spokane, Washington

22

Horacio Luna-Cano

32

Spokane Valley, Washington

The charges contained in the federal indictments and complaints are only allegations. A person is presumed innocent unless and until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force—composed of the FBI, Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, and Spokane Valley Police Department—and other law enforcement agencies, including the Washington State Patrol, United States Border Patrol, the Washington State Department of Corrections, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The United States Marshals Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration were also integrally involved in this enforcement action. Today’s operations in Idaho were carried out by the FBI’s North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force.

Deputy Mark Gregory

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer

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