Arizona man held on meth-selling charge

RANGELY — A 45-year-old man was arrested April 21 during an undercover operation and charged with possession of and selling methaphetamine, a Class 3 felony.
Luciano Madrid of Williams, Ariz., is in custody at the Rio Blanco County Detention Center. He has a court appearance Friday.
At the request of the Rangely Police Department, the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) from Garfield County, in cooperation with the Rangely Police Department and Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, assisted in the undercover operation.
Earlier on April 21, TRIDENT was notified “there was a person selling methamphetamine in the town of Rangely,” according to the arrest affidavit.
A citizen informant was used to buy methaphetamine from Madrid. The informant had bought methaphetamine from Madrid in the past.
According to the affidavit, the informant said Madrid “purchased methamphetamine in quantities during trips to Mexico and sold it abundantly in Rangely.”
Madrid was arrested after selling the methaphetamine to the citizen informant.
“The (citizen informant) exchanged $420 for approximately one-eighth ounce of methamphetamine,” according to the affidavit.
During a search of Madrid’s apartment at 125 Darius Ave. No. 3 in Rangely, authorities found a bag containing suspected methaphetamine in Madrid’s bed, along with a glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue.