Blaine County bust nets $55,000 in meth

2007-04-17T23:00:00Z Blaine County bust nets $55,000 in methKelly Jackson
For the Times-News
Twin Falls Times-News
April 17, 2007 11:00 pm  • 

HAILEY - The Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team found another cache of methamphetamine Tuesday afternoon.

The find comes on the heels of another drug bust that happened last week.

A warrant served on an undisclosed location, linked to 30-year-old Tristar P. Ontiveros, resulted in the seizure of 25 ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $55,000.

The seizure follows the arrests of 11 made April 11 for charges focused on dealing meth and cocaine.

Blaine County Lt. Jay Davis announced April 12 that multiple agencies, including the Immigration Customs & Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, raided two homes in Hailey and one in Ketchum on April 11.

Agencies served the three search warrants simultaneously, beginning at about 5 a.m. last Wednesday. Davis said 3750 Glenbrook Drive and 101 McKenzie Lane in Hailey and 106 Rember Street in the Bavarian Village Condos in Ketchum were targeted in the raid.

Although the exact source of the meth is unclear, law enforcement officials said it was not manufactured at any of the homes.

"I don't have any reason to believe it was being manufactured in Blaine County," said detective Steve Harkins.

The three search warrants yielded cocaine, a weapon and more than $10,000 in cash, although specific amounts of cocaine and details regarding the weapon were unavailable.

"Three vehicles were seized and civil forfeiture proceedings will be pursued," Davis said.

Agencies involved in the investigation included Idaho State Police detectives, Sun Valley Police Department, Blaine County Sheriff's Office, Hailey Police Department, Bellevue Marshals Office, Ketchum Police Department, Immigration Customs & Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Preliminary hearings for all arrested in the case are set for Wednesday, April 25 at 9 a.m.

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