Man arrested in fentanyl bust also owns beauty supply store in south Albuquerque

APD suggests agents seized about 7,000 fentanyl products

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A regional attractiveness provide shop operator is now experiencing federal drug charges adhering to an undercover drug procedure netting thousands of fentanyl capsules. APD suggests Juan Ramon Luevano was arrested Tuesday after DEA and other drug undertaking power officers established up a drug buy in northeast Albuquerque.

In accordance to a legal grievance filed in federal court docket, on Could 31, 2022, Luevano first fulfilled with an undercover agent at Wildflower Park off San Mateo, north of Alameda. All through that fulfill up, a prison complaint states that Luevano sold roughly 4,000 fentanyl products to the undercover agent for about $11,600.

Immediately after the first invest in, investigators say Luevano agreed to promote much more fentanyl tablets to the undercover agent. Within just about 10 minutes, investigators say Luevano marketed another 50 tablets to the undercover agent for $300 in the parking ton of a Burger King on Alameda Boulevard. The arrest affidavit states the pills analyzed positive for fentanyl.

Investigators set up another acquire on Tuesday, June 7, in the exact same northeast Albuquerque Burger King parking large amount, the place Luevano was arrested. According to federal court paperwork, authorities found baggage made up of fentanyl capsules and a loaded AR-style rifle. Agents afterwards searched Luevano’s dwelling close by, seizing money and more products that tested good for fentanyl. The federal legal grievance indicates Luevano’s dwelling is “located close to 300 yards from La Cueva Superior School.”

According to a press launch from Albuquerque Police, agents seized about 7,000 fentanyl tablets in complete, alongside with $20,000 in funds, 10 pounds of hashish, some amount of money of heroin, handgun elements and ammunition. Luevano is dealing with a few federal expenses like drug distribution, drug possession and a firearms charge.

In a push release, APD claims Juan Ramon Luevano owns the Chenelle’s Elegance Supply shop on Coors Boulevard, south of Bridge. In accordance to on-line documents from the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Place of work, that business is registered to a further man or woman with the “Luevano” very last identify with an Albuquerque address that federal brokers declare is Juan Ramon Luevano’s deal with.