LAPD’s Operation Genesis Nets Additional Arrests

LAPD News:

Los Alamos police detectives have arrested two additional suspects on warrants associated with Operation Genesis.

Elizabeth Yates and Trevon Yates were arrested Saturday evening. Officers and investigators also recovered marijuana and a substance suspected of being heroin while affecting the two arrests. Los Alamos Police Commander Preston Ballew said this morning that the substance believed to be heroin has been sent to the state lab for testing.

Ballew added that “more arrests are imminent.”

Police arrested Elizabeth Yates, 52, of Santa Fe on a Los Alamos Magistrate Court warrant and charged her with one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

 

 

 

 

 

Police arrested Trevon Yates, 20, of Santa Fe on a Los Alamos Magistrate Court warrant and charged him with one count of trafficking of a controlled substance and two counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

 

 

 

 

 

As part of Operation Genesis, LAPD detectives and specialized officers began executing warrants Thursday evening and in the early morning hours of Friday, arresting eight people and confiscating guns, cash, drugs, paraphernalia and cell phones.

Detectives worked with undercover detectives from the Espanola Police Department and conducted joint operations within the Espanola city limits related to these cases. Detectives obtained 10 arrest warrants and eight search warrants related to illegal narcotic sales ahead of the eight arrests made Thursday and Friday including:

  • Brendon Brown, 25, of Los Alamos charged with three counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
  • Christopher Sandy, 38, of Los Alamos charged with one count of trafficking a controlled substance.
  • Joe Anthony Martinez, 50, of Los Alamos charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit trafficking a controlled substance and two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. 
  • Kelly Casados, 46, of Los Alamos charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit trafficking a controlled substance.
  • Nicholas Hagermann, 27, of Los Alamos charged with one count of trafficking a controlled substance.
  • Raymond Martinez, 30, of Los Alamos on a District Court arrest warrant and charged him with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of trafficking a controlled substance.
  • Ronald Snow, 40, of Los Alamos charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit trafficking a controlled substance and two counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
  • Sarah Orr, 21, of Los Alamos charged with four counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

The LAPD’s Investigations Division has been investigating illegal narcotics trafficking and distributing cases since October of 2014 throughout Los Alamos County. The detectives and officers conducted hundreds of hours of surveillance and specialized investigations on local drug dealers.

During these arrests, detectives seized quantities of the following illicit drugs:

  • Methamphetamine;
  • Heroin;
  • Cocaine;
  • Controlled Prescription Medications;
  • Marijuana Wax; and
  • Marijuana. 

 

 

 

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