Three arrested in drug bust at Pueblo motel

PUEBLO, Colo. - Deputies arrested three people and seized more than $10,000 worth of drugs in a bust at a Pueblo motel Wednesday afternoon, according to the sheriff's office. 

Deputies said they received a tip about drug trafficking at the Motel 6 on North Elizabeth Street. While they were conducting surveillance at the motel, they saw a man leave a room, make several hand-to-hand transactions, and return to the room. This happened every five to 10 minutes for more than two hours, according to deputies. 

Deputies searched the room and found heroin, cocaine, meth, psilocybin, several types of prescription medication, and equipment typically used in the packaging and selling of drugs. Deputies said the drugs were valued at more than $10,000. They also found six guns, two of which had been reported stolen, and more than $2,700 in cash. 

Police said three of the five people in the room were arrested.

Michael Vigil, 36, was arrested on multiple drug charges, along with a charge of possession of a weapon by a previous offender and two unrelated warrants.

Brianna Romero, 21, was arrested on multiple drug charges, a charge of possession of a weapon by a previous offender, and two unrelated warrants.

Christopher Salazar, 22, was arrested for possession of a weapon by a previous offender after deputies found a concealed handgun in his waistband, according to the sheriff's office.

The other two people in the room were released without charges. Deputies said the motel staff wasn't aware of the illegal activity and cooperated with the investigation. 


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