December 6, 2022

Kent Keller, PIO
Greeley Police Department¬
(970) 351-5387, Desk
[email protected]

WCDTF Seizes approximately 12 Pounds of Methamphetamine

GREELEY, Colo. – The Weld County Drug Task Force (WCDTF) recently concluded an investigation into Greeley resident, Olegario Aparicio-Hernandez, 45. Aparicio-Hernandez is suspected of trafficking large amounts of methamphetamine from California to Greeley for distribution into our community.

On November 29th, 2022, a Greeley Police officer initiated a traffic stop in the 900 block of 24th Avenue in Greeley. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Aparicio-Hernandez and Gloria Luna-Lopez, 47. Both Aparicio-Hernandez and Luna-Lopez were taken into custody for outstanding arrest warrants and transported to the Weld County Jail.

On that same day, the WCDTF secured and served a search warrant for Aparicio-Hernandez’ residence in Greeley. During the search warrant, WCDTF investigators located approximately 12 pounds of methamphetamine. The drugs have a street value of approximately $50,000.

Olegario Aparicio-Hernandez was ultimately charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance Schedule II, a Class 1 Drug Felony.

No additional information will be released today. Photos of the methamphetamine seized during the investigation are attached to this release.

The WCDTF is made up of investigators on loan from the Greeley Police Department, Weld County Sheriff’s Office, and the Evans Police Department. In 2021, the WCDTF seized over 50 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin. In addition, they also seized almost 12,000 counterfeit fentanyl pills, 137 firearms, and over $130,000 in cash and vehicles earned through the illegal distribution of narcotics.

If you have any information on this case and have not been interviewed by officers, please contact Commander Scott Smith at 970-351-5211.