Allen Chapel Road drug bust nets three arrests on felony charges

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After receiving information that two people were distributing large amounts of methamphetamine from their residence on Allen Chapel Road, investigators with the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force began conducting a surveillance on the residence.

A two-week surveillance observed multiple vehicles arriving at the residence, staying a few minutes, and leaving. This was occurring all hours of the day and night. Among the people coming and going, investigators noted that some were known drug users and dealers.

On May 8, a search warrant was conducted at the address on Allen Chapel Road by the Drug Task Force and Independence County Sheriff’s Department officers. As a result, over two pounds of methamphetamine was confiscated along with various drug paraphernalia items.

Three people were arrested as a result of the raid and follow up:   44-year-old Victoria Lynn Swanson; 43-year-old Vidal Trevino Gutierrez; and  33-year-old Ernesto Trevino

Swanson is charged with trafficking methamphetamine; using drug paraphernalia to prepare methamphetamine for sales and using drug paraphernalia to ingest methamphetamine. Swanson is also being charged under the habitual offender law.

Gutierrez is charged with trafficking methamphetamine; using drug paraphernalia to prepare methamphetamine for sale; and using drug paraphernalia to ingest methamphetamine.

Trevino is charged with possession of methamphetamine with the purpose to deliver and is being charged under the habitual offender law. Swanson’s bond was set at $10,000, and Gutierrez and Trevino were each placed on $50,000 bonds.

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