DEA affadavit names local family, business

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    Staff Writer

    Paperwork filed with the U.S. District Court in Grand Junction indicates a search warrant was executed in late October, with agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration delving into several e-mail accounts, some of which belong to members of the Whittington family — a family with extensive ties to Pagosa Country.

    Members of the Whittington family own and operate several businesses throughout the country, including The Springs Resort in Pagosa Springs.

    The affidavit associated with the application for the search warrant implicates The Springs, as well as other businesses, in potential money laundering and drug trafficking offenses.

    No criminal charges have  been filed to date.

    For more information, see Thursday’s issue of The SUN.

    Editor’s note: This story has been altered from it’s original.

    randi@pagosasun.com