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Drug Busts

HUERFANO- The Huerfano County Sheriff’s Department executed three search warrants in Walsenburg and one out in the County in the past month. 

    The department recovered small amounts of Schedule Two drugs, marijuana, and lots of drug paraphernalia.

    Arrested were Ashley Shriner, 20, for possession of a Schedule Two substance.  She has since posted a $10,000 bail bond.  Brandon Rarick, 27, for possession of a Schedule Two substance and possession of a weapon by a previous felon.

    The following six people; Johnny Costello, 23, Jason Sheffield, 23, Alvin Vallejos, 23, Johnna Costello, 24, Nicole Tafoya, 23, and Candace Cruz, 22, were all arrested for possession of a Schedule Two substance, possession with intent to distribute, and child abuse. 

    Additionally, charges for Jason Sheffield on parole violation, and also additional charges for Johnny Costello for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender were included.

    Sheriff Bruce Newman said the matters were still under investigation, but that Corporal Craig Lessar was spearheading the cases.