Carbon Metro Drug Task Force Seizes Large Amount of Drugs, Money and Other Items During Search of Local Home

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PCPD Press Release

Agents from the Carbon Metro Drug Task Force have been investigating alleged drug dealing activities of Mark Terry Quintana, DOB 5-21-76, of Westwood in Carbon County.  Enough information was developed that agents applied for a search warrant which was granted by the 7th District Court.  The warrant was served on 5-26-17 at about 0200.

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office SWAT unit made the initial entry to the home, safely securing all individuals present, without injury to anyone.  Agents were then assisted in the search of the home by Carbon County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Price City Police officers (two SWAT members are also AP&P agents).

Along with Mr. Quintana, agents detained his purported girlfriend Candace Gaylene Allen, DOB 3-31-95, and seven juveniles who were in the home.

During the search, agents located and seized approximately 15 ounces of marijuana, 3 ounces of heroin, 40 grams of mushrooms, liquid and pill form steroids, numerous items of paraphernalia, $6,000 cash, a loaded 9 mm derringer pistol, and a fully operational slot machine that appears to have been altered to accommodate drug transactions (gambling for drugs).

The juveniles were released to family members and potentially face a number of juvenile referral charges once the agents have reviewed the facts of the case.

Mr. Quintana and Ms. Allen were both booked into the Carbon County jail on felony charges of Child Endangerment, Possession With Intent To Distribute Heroin, Marijuana, and Psilocybin Mushrooms, as well as misdemeanor charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Of Anabolic Steroids, and Possession Of A Gambling Device.  In addition, Mr. Quintana was booked on a felony charge of Possession Of A Firearm By A Restricted Person.  The Carbon County Attorney will review the report to determine which formal charges to bring forth.  

According to court records, Mr. Quintana has 15 prior arrests, 12 convictions, including 8 felonies.  His prior offenses involve, assault, domestic assault, DUI, unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17 year old, failure to have required ignition interlock device, and drug offenses.

According to court records, Ms. Allen has six prior arrests with four convictions, and no felonies.  Her offenses include theft related, assault, and DUI.

Please see attached photos.

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