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Judge sentences Greeley man to 22 years in prison for flooding Northern Colorado with meth

Posted on 02/13/2019
Luis Castro MugshotGREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – A Greeley drug dealer was sentenced to prison Wednesday morning for his role in a large drug trafficking scheme in Northern Colorado.

Luis Castro, 32, was sentenced to 22 years in the Department of Corrections after he plead guilty in December to dealing large amounts of methamphetamine across the Front Range.

Castro’s arrest came after an investigation by the Weld County Drug Task Force and the Greeley Police Department in 2017.

“During the investigation which lasted several months, almost every single day this defendant was distributing meth to Cheyenne to Longmont and everywhere in between,” Weld Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wrenn said.

When Castro was arrested in April of 2017, he was in possession of more than two pounds of meth.

“He was selling large quantities of drugs that were destroying lives and families every single day. Quite frankly, he played a substantial role in damaging this community in a significant way.” Wrenn said.

Investigators believe Castro would receive large quantities of drugs from Juan Frausto of Denver, who was receiving large shipments of drugs from Mexico.

Frausto plead guilty in Weld County to distributing drugs and was sentenced to 20 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections in January of last year.

After serving their prison sentences in Colorado, both men will be deported back to Mexico.

Weld Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wrenn prosecuted both cases.