The Delta County Sheriff's Office patrol and investigations divisions during February, March and April 2017 conducted multiple traffic stops and search warrants related to illegal drug activity within Delta County. As a part of these narcotic investigations, the Sheriff's Office executed two search warrants in Eckert and one in the Delta area.
The traffic and the search warrants resulted in the seizure approximately 63 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Several arrests have been made as a result of these investigations and detectives have filed multiple requests for prosecution related to felony drug charges.
Suspects include Jimmy Atwood, Ronda Kilcoyne, Laurie Lucas, Shirley Rimpley, Jason Burnett, Jessica Gallop and Kathryn Davidson.
The Delta County Sheriff's Office will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute illegal narcotics in our county. If you have any information that would assist in these investigations, contact the sheriff's office at 874-2000 or call Crime Stoppers at 874-8810.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.