Two Arrests Made in Calhan Illegal Marijuana Grow

August 8, 2017

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, members of the Sheriff's Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit (REO) obtained and executed a search warrant at a property in the 4500 block of South Calhan Highway in reference to an illegal marijuana grow. 

A grow of 149 marijuana plants were found on the property, as well as processed marijuana, money and firearms.  The approximate value being upwards of $125,000.

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, the Sheriff's Office Rural Enforcement Outreach Unit booked Maritza Borges-Almeida, DOB: 08/20/72, into the Criminal Justice Center Jail on the charges of Offenses Related to Marijuana (x2).  Silvio Marquez, DOB: 09/03/68, was booked into the Criminal Justice Center Jail on the charges of Offenses Related to Marijuana (x2) and Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender.

Mug Shots of Borges-Almeida and Marquez are attached to this Media Release.

We would like to thank the Deputies from other units within the Sheriff’s Office, members of the Calhan Police Department, Metro Vice and Narcotics Intelligence and the Drug Enforcement Administration who assisted with this case.

MR 17-082