Deputies Bust Meth Operation in Sedona

Posted: 8th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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SEDONA, Ariz. – Detectives with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office have busted a meth and cocaine dealing operation in the Verde Valley and arrested three people, two of whom are in the country illegally.

After a month-long investigation, detectives arrested 40-year-old Aniceto Garcia Ramon, who is suspected of selling large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine in the area.

When Ramon was arrested he was in possession of 20 baggies of meth weighing 3 ounces and a baggie of cocaine weighing about 12 grams, detectives say.

Deputies also arrested his wife, 37-year-old Lina Jaimes-Tenorio. They seized numerous fake identification cards and $2,000 in drug profits, as well as two vehicles.

Both Ramon and Jaimes-Tenorio are illegal immigrants, unemployed and receiving public benefits, YCSO says.

Ramon is facing a number of drug-related charges, forgery, and identity theft. Jaimes-Tenorio is facing forgery and identity theft charges.

While searching the home, a third person arrived and became confrontational with detectives. 47-year-old Leslie Jay Palmer was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and DUI-drugs.

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