Los Alamos Police Make Eight Arrests And Confiscate Guns, Cash, Drugs During Operation Genesis

Police detectives confiscate guns, drugs, paraphernalia and cell phones during Operation Genesis. Courtesy/LAPD

Police detectives confiscate cash, drugs, paraphernalia and cell phones during Operation Genesis. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

As part of Operation Genesis, Los Alamos Police Department detectives and specialized officers began executing warrants Thursday evening and in the early morning hours of today throughout Los Alamos and White Rock, arresting eight people and confiscating guns, cash, drugs, paraphernalia and cell phones.

Detectives also worked with undercover detectives from the Espanola Police Department and conducted joint operations within the Espanola city limits related to these cases. They obtained 10 arrest warrants and eight search warrants related to illegal narcotic sales. Future arrests from this operation are pending.

The detectives seized quantities of the following illicit drugs:

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

Police arrest eight people suspected of drug activity in the last 24 hours including:

BRENDON BROWN

Police arrested Brendon Brown, 25, of Los Alamos on a District Court arrest warrant and charged him with three counts of trafficking a controlled substance.

 

 

 

 

CHRISTOPHER SANDY

Police arrested Christopher Sandy, 38, of Los Alamos on a Los Alamos Magistrate Court arrest warrant and charged him with one count of trafficking a controlled substance.

 

 

 

 

JOE ANTHONY MARTINEZ

Police arrested Joe Anthony Martinez, 50, of Los Alamos on a District Court arrest warrant and charged him with two counts of conspiracy to commit trafficking a controlled substance and two counts of trafficking a controlled substance.

 

 

 

KELLY CASADOS

Police arrested Kelly Casados, 46, of Los Alamos on a District Court arrest warrant and charged her with two counts of conspiracy to commit trafficking a controlled substance.

 

 

 

 

NICHOLAS HAGERMANN

Police arrested Nicholas Hagermann, 27, of Los Alamos on a Los Alamos Magistrate Court arrest warrant and charged him with one count of trafficking a controlled substance.

 

 

 

 

 

RAYMOND MARTINEZ

Police arrested 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

Police arrested Ronald Snow, 40, of Los Alamos on a District Court warrant and charged him with two counts of conspiracy to commit trafficking a controlled substance and two counts of trafficking a controlled substance.

 

 

 

SARAH ORR

Police arrested Sarah Orr, 21, of Los Alamos on a District Court arrest warrant and charged her 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.

“I want to thank all off the officers and detectives involved for their efforts in combating the illegal drug culture in our community,” Commander Oliver Morris said. “Our investigators have information that several of these suspects have also been allegedly selling drugs to our community’s youth at the high school and middle school. I also want our citizens to realize our youth have access to almost any type of drug imaginable. Although, the Los Alamos Police Department is committed to combating this problem with every resource available to provide an environment that is safe for our youth.” 

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone stated, “Drugs are in every community. Law enforcement cannot arrest our way out of this problem. It takes a community effort to effectively reduce the demand and availability of illicit drugs. By focusing on awareness, education and prevention, we can make a difference. You will begin to see various meetings and projects in the coming months designed to do just that. I ask that you take the opportunity to get involved so that as a community we can reduce the negative effects of illicit drug use and drug trafficking.”

Commander Preston Ballew said, “These cases are still active and future arrests from this operation are pending. Anyone with information on these related arrests or similar activity is urged to call the Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Unit at 505.662.8222 or Crime Stoppers at 505.662.8282. Callers can remain anonymous and a reward can be offered with information leading to future arrests.”

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