Thursday saw 25 arrests resulting from the execution of three search warrants as special agents and detectives in southwestern Wyoming took apart a methamphetamine trafficking ring based in Green River.

The search warrants, executed in Green River and Rock Springs, led to arrests in those cities as well as Fort Bridger and Evanston.

According to a news release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office, detectives with the Sheriff's Narcotics and Arrest Group -- also known as SNAAG -- worked in December 2016 with special agents from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation's Southwest Enforcement Team to dig into the illegal transportation, distribution and use of meth throughout southwestern Wyoming.

Thursday morning saw the culmination of investigative work as detectives, special agents and deputies worked with members of the Green River Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics team, as well as detectives from the Evanston Police Department, to conduct a region-wide warrant operation.

The operation, focused on the "loosely-organized" drug ring, lasted into the early evening hours.

As of 9:30 p.m., the following people have been arrested:

  • Darcy Gene Akin, 60, of Green River, who is charged with alleged delivery of meth and conspiracy to deliver meth*;
  • Zachary Montague Boyce, 30, of Rock Springs, who is charged with alleged delivery of meth and conspiracy to deliver meth;
  • Martina Caspari, 43, of Salt Lake City, Utah, who is charged with alleged delivery of meth, conspiracy to deliver meth, and possession with intent to deliver meth;
  • Gwen Marie Dunigan, 44, of Manti, Utah, who is charged with alleged delivery of meth;
  • Christina Marie Eichler, 41, of Midvale, Utah, who is charged with alleged conspiracy to deliver meth;
  • Michael Telesforo Flores, 38, of Green River, Wyoming and Midvale, Utah, who is charged with alleged conspiracy to deliver meth, possession with intent to deliver meth, and possession of meth;
  • Neil Patrick Gilbert, 41, of Rock Springs, who is charged with alleged delivery of meth;
  • Jenny Arlene Gilson, 40, of Rock Springs, who is charged with alleged delivery of alprazolam;
  • Kim Bonnie Gotfrey, 48, of Rock Springs, who is charged with alleged delivery of meth;
  • Tiffany Ann Mitchelson, 38, of Rock Springs, who is charged with alleged conspiracy to deliver meth;
  • Treina Lynn Montoya, 35, of Fort Bridger, who is charged with alleged conspiracy to deliver meth;
  • Jarrod Scott Morrison, 40, of Green River, who is charged with alleged conspiracy to deliver meth*;
  • Jonathan Wesley Mortimer, 35, of Green River, who is charged with alleged conspiracy to deliver meth;
  • Kathy Jean Moskovita, 55, of Green River, who is charged with alleged conspiracy to deliver meth;
  • Douglas Evan Myers, Jr., 29, of Green River, who is charged with alleged conspiracy to deliver meth;
  • Curtis Craig Ness, 45, of Green River, who is charged with alleged conspiracy to deliver meth;
  • Michael James Pacheco, 49, of Rock Springs, who is charged with alleged delivery of meth and conspiracy to deliver meth;
  • Erik Duane Pecheny, 32, of Green River, who is charged with alleged conspiracy to deliver meth;
  • Lucas Jacob Rodriguez, 43, of Rock Springs, who is charged with alleged delivery of meth;
  • Joshua Douglas Sommerville, 41, of Rock Springs, who is charged with delivery of meth;
  • Zachariah Newton Strange, 36, of Green River, who is charged with delivery of meth and conspiracy to deliver meth;
  • Shanna Kay Straw, 43, of Rock Springs, who is charged with alleged possession of meth;
  • Stanley Eugene Tromburg, 56, of Rock Springs, who is charged with delivery of meth;
  • Lance Lee Winders, 36, of Green River, who is charged with conspiracy to deliver meth; and,
  • Andrea Wright, 36, of Rock Springs, arrested on a local bench warrant for alleged failure to pay child support.

The investigation remains active.

In their press release, the sheriff's office emphasizes that everyone arrested is presumed innocent until proven guilty.