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On Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, local Drug Enforcement Administration agents and the Cass County Drug Task Force received a tip that a drug courier was at a West Fargo hotel with a large amount of methamphetamine.
With limited initial information, members of the Cass County Drug Task Force identified a possible suspect, Maynor L. Calix-Lopez and another male whose identity was unknown. Detectives were able to gather information throughout the day that led to obtaining a search warrant for Calix-Lopez's room. Upon execution of the warrant, Maynor L. Calix-Lopez, age 38 of Los Angeles, and the additional suspect Alejandra Carreno-Reyes, age 39 of Los Angeles, were located in a room at the Rodeway Motel in West Fargo. Approximately 9.5 pounds of methamphetamine were located and seized in the room, and Calix-Lopez’s vehicle was also seized.
Carreno-Reyes and Calix-Lopez, were arrested and transported to the Cass County Jail for possible charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. It is expected that this case will be federally adopted in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.
“The collaborative work of the DEA and the Cass County Drug Task Force is one of the most important protections we have in place to stop the flow of drugs into our community,” said West Fargo Police Chief Denis Otterness. “I want to commend all of the law enforcement personnel involved with case who worked tirelessly to bring these men to justice.”
This was a multiagency operation comprised of investigators from the DEA, Homeland Security Investigations, North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Fargo Police Department, West Fargo Police Department, Moorhead Police Department, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, and Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Due to the ongoing nature of this case, no further comment can be provided at this time. To inquire about the status of this case in the United States District Court, please contact the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of North Dakota.