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Nampa Police investigators over the past several months have arrested several people who they say have attempted to deliver hundreds of grams of heroin and other illegal substances.

The Nampa Police Department’s special investigations unit has been focusing on finding and arresting major suppliers of heroin throughout the Treasure Valley with the help of other local law enforcement agencies, according to a press release from the department. The investigation has led them to arrest several out-of-state suspects accused of trafficking large amounts of heroin.

Some of the arrests include:

n Felipe Sanchez Garcia, of California, and Markee Rebecca Cook, a local resident, who were arrested April 5 on suspicion of possessing over 800 grams of heroin, 2,450 grams of methamphetamine and 55 fentanyl pills disguised as oxycodone pills. The Meridian Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration assisted in the investigation.

n Jeffery Jay Grange and Epalahame Ngalu Tiu, both of Utah, were arrested in Nampa on accusations they were trying to deliver 196 grams of heroin. Both were charged with heroin trafficking.

n Luis Roberto Acevedo Borrayo, of Portland, Oregon, was arrested Nov. 10 on a heroin trafficking charge on accusations he attempted to deliver more than 500 grams of heroin in Nampa.

According to the press release, investigations have resulted in 10 others indicted on charges ranging from delivery of a controlled substance to trafficking heroin.

Nampa Police Sgt. Shane Huston, who played a role in the investigations, said heroin seizures are up 6,594% to date over 2018.

”Thanks to the hard work and cooperation between all agencies in the Treasure Valley, we are making it harder to deal and sell drugs in our great cities,” Nampa Police Chief Joe Huff said. Emily Lowe is the Canyon County public safety reporter. Follow @EmLoweJourno on Twitter

Emily Lowe is the Canyon County public safety reporter. Follow @EmLoweJourno on Twitter

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