Details Emerge About Large Hilliard-Area Heroin Bust


The Drug Enforcement Administration now says that 16 people were arrested and more than 11 kilos of heroin were found at two condos near Hilliard earlier this month.

Columbus SWAT, Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies and DEA officers raided more than eight locations in Columbus, Grove City and Hilliard as part of a year-long investigation into heroin trafficking.

Agents raided the two condos near Hilliard on June 9. Arrests were made between June 10 and Wednesday.

One bust was made at a condo in the 1700 block of Ridgebury Drive, and the other was made in the 1700 block of Messner Drive.

DEA officials said that along with the arrests and heroin seizures, three firearms and more than $115,000 in cash were found.

Those arrested were each charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin.

All are being held without bond until trial.

The following people were arrested:

Alonso Ernesto TORRES MONTANO, 25              
Luis Alberto TORRES MONTANO, 30              
Santiago Manuel AZDEITIA, 21           
Ivon Itzel TRUJILLO CERVANTES, 30              
Johana Yazmin DIAZ LOPEZ, 25              
Jose Enrique ESPARZA CASTILLO, 24              
Victor GARCIA, aka “EL NEGRO”, 25              
Francisco Fuentes ESTRADA, aka “EL GALLO”       
Primitivo BUENROSTO, aka “JOAQUIN”, 60              
Jose Luis DIAZ, 39              
Janeth ARVIZU VALDERRAMA, 26              
Andy Abel DIAZ LOPEZ, 19              
Juan Carlos PEREZ LEON, aka “CARLOS”, 24             
Juan M. BERMUDEZ DELGADO, 28            
Oscar JURADO, 23              
Lonnie GARCIA GOMEZ, 19              

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