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Police have arrested a
Gilbert man on drug-related charges in Apache Junction.
Jesus Gregorio Delgado
Lerma, 21, was arrested by Apache Junction police on Aug. 8 and charged with
possession of narcotics for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia and
possession of marijuana. Lerma reportedly entered the United States illegally
through the Nogales, Ariz., port of entry and made his way up Gilbert.
arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by Apache Junction police detectives
assigned to the Community Response Enforcement Unit who were investigating the
trafficking of narcotics into the Apache Junction area from various sources.
cooperative investigation with a search warrant executed along with Gilbert police
at Lerma’s residence, authorities seized 1.5 pounds of heroin, oxycodone,
marijuana, two vehicles and more than $30,000 in U.S. currency.
was being held at the Pinal County Detention Center in Florence. He faces
multiple charges in both Pinal and Maricopa county jurisdictions.
is reminded that the charging of the criminal offenses is a process in the
criminal justice system and all persons are presumed innocent until proven
otherwise in the criminal courts.