Fentanyl Distribution Arrest
June, 2 2023
Garfield County SPEAR (Special Problem Enforcement and Response) Task Force
conducted an investigation into the distribution of fentanyl on 06-01-23. The
investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 1300 Fentanyl pills, 45
grams of methamphetamine and $2000.00.
Anthony Toovey was arrested during the investigation. Anthony Toovey has been
arrested four times this year by the SPEAR task force alone. In total for 2023, since
being released from the Department of Corrections and placed on parole on 02-
28-2023. Anthony Toovey has been arrested eight times in Garfield County.
Additional arrests are expected from this investigation.
Spear will continue to focus on criminals that cause the most community harm in
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA),
Colorado River Fire Rescue and the Garfield County Emergency Communication
Authority assisted SPEAR in this operation.
SPEAR is a multi-jurisdictional task force based out of the Garfield County area.
Anyone with information on criminal activity is encouraged to call SPEAR at (970)
945-0453 or contact your local law enforcement agency.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Any questions please contact SPEAR Board Chairman, Sheriff Lou Vallario at (970)
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
The mission of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is to provide solutions for the people through
professional, ethical and compassionate conduct.
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