The Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office and Rio Rancho Police Department recently participated in a Drug Enforcement Administration-led operation resulting in 15 defendants being charged with federal drug trafficking offenses, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The execution of federal search warrants at 13 residences resulted in the seizure of 102 pounds of meth, 21 kilograms of cocaine, 2.8 kilograms of heroin, approximately 10,000 fentanyl pills, 34 firearms and approximately $124,000 in cash. At least eight of the seized firearms have been classified as “ghost guns” lacking serial numbers.

According to the criminal complaint, hose charged as a result of the operation are David Mendoza-Enriquez (a.k.a. Cholo), Jordan Andrade-Valdez (a.k.a. Jonathon), Carlos Andrade-Valdez, Ricardo Torres-Ayala, Adir Alejandro Herrera Posada, Juan Trejo-Mora, Edgar Gaytan-Carrillo, Ernesto Valles-Sanchez (a.k.a. Chino), Waleid Azizeh, Mayra Navarro-Borboa, Aida Olivas-Ornelas, David Saenz-Palacios, Concepcion Gabriela Garcia-Aquino, Jose Maldonado-Godina and Jack Sanchez-Prieto.

The defendants have been charged with conspiring to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, heroine and methamphetamine between Aug. 19, 2020, and Nov. 29, 2023. Three of them — Jordan Andrade-Valdez, Torres-Ayala and Herrera-Posada — face additional charges for distribution of a controlled substance (fentanyl)  within 1,000 feet of Wilson Middle School in southeast Albuquerque.

A total of 28 counts of grand jury charges were filed, according to the criminal complaint.

Also participating in the DEA operation were the Pojoaque Pueblo Police Department, Laguna Police Department, Albuquerque Police Department, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico State Police, Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Marshals Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.