Several Arrests Made in Execution of Search Warrants Involving Illegal Marijuana Cultivation

March 15, 2018

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and members of tactical teams from Colorado Springs Police Department and Fountain Police Department, executed several search warrants on illegal marijuana cultivation.  There were six search warrants executed in unincorporated El Paso County, three in the city limits of Colorado Springs and one in the City of Fountain. A total of over 900 illegal marijuana plants were seized from all locations.

Yohandi Vasallo-Cruz (DOB: 091491), Didier De La Riva-Gil (DOB 072979), Yunierqui Crespo-Pena (DOB: 042185), and Geordano Ramos-Viera (DOB: 062589) were booked into the El Paso County Jail on Offenses Relating to Marijuana.

A mug shot of Vasallo-Cruz, De La Riva-Gil, Crespo-Pena and Ramos-Viera are attached to this Media Release.   Attached are also pictures from the operation.

We would like to thank our partners with the DEA, ICE, Colorado Springs Police Department and Fountain Police Department for their support and collaboration.

MR 18-022