Friday, October 11, 2013

Hailey traffic stop leads to drug bust

Police also make pot bust at high school movie event

Express Staff Writer

    One Hailey resident is in jail and another out on bond after being arrested by Hailey police and held on drug charges Sunday, Oct. 6.    
    The arrest of 24-year-old Lilia Carrillo-Duenas and 23-year-old Juan Carlos Alvarado-Sanchez took place after a police traffic stop at the corner of Willow Drive and Woodside Boulevard at 5:48 p.m.  
    “The traffic stop was part of an ongoing investigation,” said Hailey Police Chief Jeff Gunter in an interview.
    According to a news release issued by the Hailey Police Department Wednesday, substances that appeared to be marijuana, as well as paraphernalia associated with smoking marijuana and methamphetamine were discovered by police in the car, a green 1998 Pontiac driven by Carrillo-Duenas.
    The news release states that Carrillo-Duenas was booked into the Blaine County jail for failure to purchase a driver’s license and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Alvarado-Sanchez was also charged and booked into the Blaine County jail for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
    According to the news release, Hailey police conducted a search of Carrillo-Duenas’ residence in the Woodside subdivision the following day, Monday, Oct.7, and found 39.9 grams of what appeared to be methamphetamine, as well as materials used for weighing and selling drugs.
    Additional containers of minimal amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine were also discovered by police, the news release states.
Following the search of her residence, Carrillo-Duenas was charged with a felony crime of drug trafficking of methamphetamine and felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
  The street value of the drugs found was estimated to be $4,500.
Alvarado-Sanchez was freed on a $2,000 bond. Carrillo-Duenas remains in custody on a $32,000 bond.
  In other Hailey crime news:
- Wood River High School Resource Officer Raul Ornelas smelled marijuana on a 17-year-old male high school student at a campus movie event Wednesday.  
Hailey police said they found three backpacks containing marijuana in a car. One backpack contained 12 “baggies” with marijuana, with a street value of $300, and $400 in cash, police said. The other two backpacks contained a “baggie” of marijuana.  
    A 17-year-old male student was arrested for possession and delivery of marijuana. Two other students will be charged with possession of marijuana, a 17-year-old male student and a 15-year-old female student, police said.
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