A woman has been charged as a drug kingpin during an investigation in the Denver metro area by federal authorities. Candelaria Vallejo-Gallo was arrested in her home located in Aurora last week.

The charge of drug kingpin is a very rare and serious occurrence according to U.S Attorney Jason Dunn.


24 of the 30 defendants have been arrested for their roles in two separate drug organizations. Law enforcement agencies seized 400 pounds of meth, five pounds of heroin, four pounds of cocaine and 15,000 fentanyl pills.

A majority of the illegal narcotics found came from Mexico and had a street value of millions.

The fentanyl pills seized were disguised to look like Oxycodone. According to 9News, if the pills reached the streets, they could have caused a significant risk of overdose or death.

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Source: 9News

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