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APD arrests 15 during narcotics operation

June 8, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque Police Department arrested 15 suspects on felony charges during Operation Broken Arrow at the Bow and Arrow Lodge..


APD’s Central Narcotics Unit launched the operation in response to numerous complaints  about illegal drug sales and criminal activity reported at the motel, located at 8300 Central Avenue S.E. During the month of April, three search warrants were served on several rooms at the property by the Narcotics Unit. Subsequently through the investigation, detectives learned the rooms would then be rented out again to the same individuals. Surveillance on the property revealed open drug sales and drug use in and around the property.


“We continue to see criminal activity at certain motels and businesses that is contributing to the violent crime in our community,” APD Chief Harold Medina said. “We are increasing enforcement and targeting this problem through Mayor Keller’s Metro Crime Initiative.”


Using multiple investigative tools, undercover detectives were able to purchase drugs on the property and later served eight search warrants on several of the rooms.  APD’s Narcotics Unit worked closely with multiple partners on this operation to include the DEA, the National Guard, and other divisions within the department including Auto Theft, the Real Time Crime Center, and the Gun Violence Reduction Unit among others.


During the operation the following items were recovered:


  • 5 firearms
  • $2,279.00
  • 363 Fentanyl pills
  • 5 Xanax
  • 94 grams of Meth
  • 32 grams of Crack Cocaine


15 Felony Arrests:


Alberto Carrillo
Jacob Flores
Faustina Martinez
Marcus Sisneros
Dwayne Mckaney
Ella Odonnell
Ashlee Simmons
Roger Ortiz
Phung Huynh
Fernando Amaro
Michael Birach
Alexis Fernandez-Munoz
Dioni Vargas
Orlando Trencilio
Juan Gonzalez


As City and APD leadership prepare for the Metro Crime Initiative 2, a large focus of the sessions will look at motels and other establishments where criminal activity is driving gun violence in the city.