35 Arrested on Tuesday In Northern Arizona Drug Bust

June 19th, 2019 at 5:20 PM

OPERATION “RIPTIDE” NETS 35 ARRESTS (P19-08597)

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Operation Riptide culminated after a 10 month investigation led by the Northern Arizona Street Crimes Task Force (Metro), with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Safe Streets Task Force, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), Arizona Department of Public Safety Gang Unit (G.I.I.T.E.M), Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona National Guard Counter Drug Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) who arrested or charged 37 individuals in connection with felony drug sales after an extensive investigation. A total of 44 subjects were indicted by the Grand Jury, 7 of which remain outstanding at this time.
The persons arrested during this operation are linked to the trafficking of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and acid within the community during the extended multi-agency investigation.

 

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