Three arrested on drug charges

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By David Giuliani

Three Mora County residents were arrested in an operation over the weekend, an official said.

Mora County Sheriff Roy Cordova said the arrests occurred after a year-long investigation involving both the Sheriff’s Department and the Region 4 Narcotics Task Force, which involves area law enforcement agencies.

Arrested were Edward Gallegos, 22; Gabriela Garcia, 21; and Kathy Montoya, in her 40s or 50s, Cordova said.

Gallegos was charged with trafficking and Garcia and Montoya with serving as accessories, the sheriff said.

The arrests were made after undercover officers participated in drug transactions Friday afternoon, Cordova said. Gallegos was selling crack cocaine from a house in Rio de la Casa, the sheriff said.

“If you’re going to be selling drugs in Mora County, we will be arresting you,” Cordova said. “The district attorney, Richard Flores, is on the same page with us.”