Jury convicts man of major drug trafficking operation in Greeley

Published on April 22, 2022

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GREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – A Weld County jury convicted a Greeley man of 16 drug charges for his involvement in a major drug trafficking operation in 2019.

After a week-long trial, the jury found Luke Braziel, 49, guilty this week of: fourteen counts of conspiracy – controlled substances, and two counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

The Weld County Drug Task Force started a wiretap investigation into the drug operation in the fall of 2019.

During the investigation, Braziel distributed 14 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin into the community within a month.

In addition to the Weld County Drug Task Force unit, the gang unit with the Greeley Police Department also investigated the operation.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Pirraglia and Deputy District Attorney Patrick Roche prosecuted this case.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for May 23 at 2:30 p.m. in Division 12.

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