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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Colorado

www.justice.gov/usao/co

For Immediate Release

July 26, 2011

John F. Walsh, United States Attorney

Contact: Jeff Dorschner, Public Affairs Officer
(303) 454-0243
jeffrey.dorschner@usdoj.gov

ATF RAGE Task Force Delivers Results in Greenley

DENVER — The ATF led Greeley RAGE Task Force (Regional Anti–Gang Enforcement), including the Greeley Police Department and the FBI, have investigated, sought prosecution, and sentencing of multiple gun and drug offenders in Greeley, U.S. Attorney John Walsh and Denver ATF Special Agent in Charge Marvin Richardson announced.

"Thanks to the ATF’s hard work alongside its local and federal law enforcement partners, six defendants have received prison sentences, effectively removing them from the streets of Greeley," said U.S. Attorney John Walsh.

Among those prosecuted and sentenced are:

Todd Anthony Shelton, age 38, who was sentenced to serve 150 months in federal prison followed by 5 years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and for use of a communication facility to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.

Alicia Marie Baray–DeLeon, age 29, who was sentenced to serve 77 months in federal prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Elizabeth Navarro, age 24, who was sentenced to serve 36 months in federal prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release, for use of a communication facility to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.

Roseann Gonzales, age 26, who was sentenced to serve 8 months in federal prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release, for use of a communication facility to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.

Elisia Llamas, age 27, who was sentenced to serve approximately 1 year in federal prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release, for use of a communication facility to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.

Jose Martinez, age 32, who was sentenced to serve 30 months in federal prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and for distribute and possession with intent to distribute more than 5 grams but less than 50 grams of methamphetamine; aiding and abetting.

Skyler Valencia, age 27, who was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release, for use of a communication facility to facilitate a drug trafficking offense, to wit: possession with intent to distribute and to distribute less than 5 grams of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Amanda Montes, age 26, who was sentenced to 36 months on federal probation, for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

"The impact these sentences have on the communities in Northern Colorado are immeasurable," said ATF Special Agent in Charge Marvin Richardson. "ATF will continue to work with our law enforcement partners in order to make our streets safer and rid our communities of these violent criminals."

These cases were investigated by the Greeley RAGE Task Force, which includes the Greeley Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The task force is in direct partnership with the Weld County District Attorney’s Office.

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