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For the last several months the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force has been engaged in an operation investigating illegal narcotics distribution along the East Mulberry Corridor in Fort Collins.  As a result, multiple search warrants were served around 6:00 a.m. this morning at the Baymont by Wyndham Hotel located at 3808 East Mulberry Street.  Four hotel rooms and one vehicle parked at the hotel were searched.

Total narcotics seized this morning:

1,081 black market Xanax pills weighing 367 grams, 16 grams of heroin, and 144 grams of methamphetamine.

Arrests made this morning:

Korie Danise Goss (02/20/1973) of Fort Collins arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute – Felony 1, Possession with Intent to Distribute – Felony 2, Possession with Intent to Distribute – Felony 3 and two outstanding Possession of Controlled Substance arrest warrants.

William Edward Backhoff (04/25/1988) of Fort Collins arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute – Felony 1, Possession with Intent to Distribute – Felony 2, Possession with Intent to Distribute – Felony 3, and outstanding arrest warrants for Possession of Controlled Substance and Drove While License Revoked.

Leray Dante Michael Smith (04/29/2000) of Wyoming arrested for Violation of a Protection Order – Class 2 Misdemeanor and four outstanding warrants for Felony Failure to Appear Dangerous Drugs, Felony Failure to Appear Dangerous Drugs / Possession of Burglary tools, and Domestic Violence / Harassment / Trespass.

Aaron James Cole (08/09/1968), homeless in the Fort Collins area, arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant – Failure to Verify Location as a Sex Offender.

Beth Ann Reeves (09/30/1973) of Fort Collins arrested on outstanding warrants – Felony Failure to Appear / Burglary and Failure to Comply / Dangerous Drugs.

The success of this operation to date would not be possible without the assistance of the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force’s partner agencies:

Fort Collins Police Services
Loveland Police Department
Colorado Adult Parole
Windsor Police Department
Larimer County Sheriff’s Office
Eighth Judicial District Attorney’s Office
Colorado National Guard Counterdrug

We would also like to identify the specialty units that contributed to the operation’s success:

Larimer County Regional SWAT Team
Fort Collins Police Services SWAT Team
Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Strategic Enforcement Unit

The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.

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Published on: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 2:01pm
Contact Details: 

Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
(970)980-2501 |  Email

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