Authorities in Delta County found guns, drugs, ammo and cash during Friday searches of two Delta homes and one in Austin.
Lonny Len Hilbers, 45, of Austin was detained on suspicion of drug distribution or manufacturing; as a special offender on a class-1 drug felony; unlawful possession of drugs and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
Formal charges have not been filed and he is presumed innocent.
Hilbers was jailed without bail Friday afternoon, when the Delta County Sheriff’s Office and Delta Police Department announced their search warrant results and the arrest.
The Delta Combined Court did not yet have paperwork on Hilbers’ case Friday afternoon, so neither a court date nor affidavit was immediately available.
The DCSO, DPD, 7th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Agency, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation conducted a months-long investigation before securing the three search warrants and serving them on Friday.
According to a joint news release, the agents seized more than 2 ounces of methamphetamine; hundreds of fentanyl pills; possible psychedelic mushrooms; cash; drug paraphernalia and unspecified “evidence involving other criminal activity.”
Charges based on additional allegations may also be filed, the agencies’ announcement stated.