Five arrested in downtown bust

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Five individuals were arrested last week following a drug bust at a motel in downtown Pagosa Springs.

The arrests took place shortly before 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, following several hours of surveillance and the obtaining of a search warrant, reported Detective Jacob Beach of the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office.

Beach explained that the arrests followed an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen that came in to the ACSO at about 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Following receipt of the tip, a search warrant was obtained by about 7 p.m. and surveillance was conducted for about four hours prior to the simultaneous breach of two motel rooms, Beach said.

In the breach, Beach reported that approximately 14 grams of cocaine, 3 grams of methamphetamines and over $800 cash was found.

According to Beach, five Pagosa Springs residents were arrested on various charges during the alleged incident:

• Richard Garcia, 35, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of controlled substances, unlawful use of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Amanda Snow, 30, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of controlled substances, unlawful use of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Ana Calvillo, also known as Ana Salas, 24, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of controlled substances, unlawful use of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful distribution/sale/possession of cocaine, and keeping/maintaining/controlling/renting or making available property for unlawful distribution or manufacturing of a controlled substance.

• Terri Thayn, 33, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of controlled substances, unlawful use of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful distribution/sale/possession of cocaine, and keeping/maintaining/controlling/renting or making available property for unlawful distribution or manufacturing of a controlled substance.

• Brandi Pemble, 36, was arrested on charges of child abuse.

“We appreciate the information from the public, especially in matters relating to drug distribution,” Beach said.

Anyone with information on this incident or any other crimes is asked to contact Archuleta Crime Stoppers by calling 264-2133, visiting www.pagosacrime.com, or by texting “ACCST” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

The Pagosa Springs Police Department assisted in the investigation, which is continuing.

randi@pagosasun.com