Police announced this week that eight have been charged after a two-year investigation into alleged cocaine trafficking in the Lake Havasu City area.
The suspects, including two Phoenix residents and six from Havasu, have each been charged with counts of conspiracy to distribute and sell narcotic drugs, after multiple search warrants led police to seize four pounds of cocaine.
Alonso Mendoza, 38, and Yohanna Altamirano, 35, both of Phoenix, were charged with counts of conspiracy to sell narcotic drugs, possession of narcotic drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Christian Nava, 30, of Havasu, was charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotic drugs, transportation of narcotic drugs, possession of narcotic drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Lake Havasu City residents Fernando Mendoza, 35, Julio Cabrera-Leon, 36, Nicanor Corona, 38, Mario Delgado, 34, and Michael Brewer, 36, have each been charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotic drugs.
All except Brewer made an initial appearance in court on Monday. Brewer’s bond has not yet been set. According to police, a judge could impose probationary stipulations for Brewer to remain free from custody, as he awaits a possible trial in the case.
Alonso Mendoza and Altamirano were both released from custody on $100,000 bond, and Nava was released on $5,000 bond.
Fernando Mendoza, Cabrera-Leon, Corona and Delgado remained in custody at Mohave County Jail as of Monday afternoon on $500,000 each.
The Lake Havasu City Police Department was unable to provide a booking photo of Brewer as of Monday.