Northern Colorado Drug Task Force make arrest in national meth bust

Olivia Armagno

An arrest has been made in a cross-country investigation into narcotics in Northern Colorado.

Richard Todd Henson poses for a mug shot. On April 11, 2019, Henson was arrested on a warrant for violation of bail bond conditions, a class 6 felony, possession of controlled substance, a class 4 drug felony, and special offender, a class 1 drug felony. (Photo courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office)
Richard Todd Henson was arrested on a warrant for violation of bail bond conditions, possession of controlled substance and special offender, April 11. This was part of a greater investigation by the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force. (Photo courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office)

On April 11, Richard Todd Henson was arrested on a warrant for violation of bail bond conditions, a class 6 felony, possession of a controlled substance, a class 4 drug felony, and special offender, a class 1 drug felony, according to a press release from the Larimer County Sherrif’s office. 

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He was booked into Larimer County Jail and released about four hours later after posting his $10,000 bond.

This arrest is part of a larger Northern Colorado Drug Task Force investigation, according to the release. Over a year ago, the NCDTF received a tip about possible illegal narcotics activity, according to police, and investigators launched a search that reached as far as Mexico and California.

Three men sold methamphetamines to undercover NCDTF detectives which led to the arrest of Henson on January 4.

At the time of this arrest, he was booked into Larimer County Jail on a warrant for two counts of Distribution of a controlled substance, a class 2 drug felony, police said. He posted a $5,000 bond and was released the same day.

Edgar Josue Gonzalez-Macias poses for a mug shot. Gonzalez-Macias was arrested on February 28, 2019 as part of an international drug search by the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force. Gonzalez-Macias was charged with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance, a class 1 drug felony, and bond was set at $10,000. (Photo courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office)
Edgar Josue Gonzalez-Macias was arrested on February 28 as part of an international drug search by the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force. Gonzalez-Macias was charged with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance and bond was set at $10,000. (Photo courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office)

On February 28, NCDTF investigators executed search warrants at two Fort Collins homes, leading to the arrests of Edgar Josue Gonzalez-Macias and Jose Reynaldo Gonzalez-Macias of Fort Collins. Both were booked into the Larimer County Jail.

Edgar Josue Gonzalez-Macias was charged with three counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance, a class 1 drug felony, and bond was set at $10,000. Jose Reynaldo Gonzalez-Marcias was booked on one count of Distribution of a Controlled Substance, a class 1 drug felony, and bond was set at $7,500. Both posted their bonds.

On March 1, the NCDTF searched another home in Loveland as part of the investigation.

The three search warrants yielded 10 pounds of methamphetamine and five handguns, one of which was reported as stolen from Evans, CO, according to the release.

Investigators estimated the street value of the methamphetamine to be $60,000.

Jose Reynaldo Gonzalez-Macias poses for a mug shot. Gonzalez-Macias was arrested on February 28, 2019 as part of an international drug search by the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force. Gonzalez-Macias was booked on one count of Distribution of a Controlled Substance, a class 1 drug felony, and bond was set at $7,500. (Photo courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office)
Jose Reynaldo Gonzalez-Macias was arrested on February 28 as part of an international drug search by the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force. Gonzalez-Macias was booked on one count of Distribution of a Controlled Substance and bond was set at $7,500. (Photo courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office)

Police issued failure to appear warrants for Jose and Edgar Gonzalez-Macias after they did not appear in court. According to the release, investigators believe that the two have fled to Mexico. 

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Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jose and/or Edgar Gonzalez-Macias is asked to call the NCDTF tipline at 970-416-2560 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868.

Olivia Armagno can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @OArmagno