MCSO: More than 30 suspected of drug trafficking in Mesa County; some arrested

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KJCT)-- More than 30 suspects are believed to be part of a drug trafficking ring in Mesa County, according to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.

The Western Colorado Drug Task Force, the DEA, the District Attorney's Office and the Grand Junction Police Department were all part of the investigation.

Wednesday marked the end of a months-long investigation, and all of the suspects were either in the Mesa County jail or still had a warrant out for their arrest.

In 2015, the sheriff's office started getting information about drug trafficking in Mesa County, authorities said, and after a lengthy investigation, more than 30 were identified as suspects.

The sheriff's office said the suspects are believed to be involved in distributing meth, prescription narcotics, marijuana and marijuana concentrate, and heroin throughout the county.

According to the Drug Task Force, drug activity happened in the presence of children, and near schools.

Several guns were found during the investigation, authorities said.