DEA affadavit names local family, business

Staff Writer

Paperwork filed with the U.S. District Court in Grand Junction indicates a search warrant was executed in late October, with agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration delving into several e-mail accounts, some of which belong to members of the Whittington family — a family with extensive ties to Pagosa Country.

Members of the Whittington family own and operate several businesses throughout the country, including The Springs Resort in Pagosa Springs.

The affidavit associated with the application for the search warrant implicates The Springs, as well as other businesses, in potential money laundering and drug trafficking offenses.

No criminal charges have  been filed to date.

For more information, see Thursday’s issue of The SUN.

Editor’s note: This story has been altered from it’s original.

This story was posted on November 19, 2013.

6 Responses to DEA affadavit names local family, business

  1. Donna Huckeba Rice

    November 19, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Oh no!!!!! Pagosa, not you!!!!!!

  2. Nancy A. Lopez

    November 19, 2013 at 7:12 pm


  3. Haha

    November 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    No way, you mean the family from which multiple members served time in federal prison? No, it couldn’t be! It’s about time they were run out of this town.

  4. ;)

    November 20, 2013 at 10:30 am

    They bring tourism and drugs and money to this town. And no, it is not the media doing this. Nice try. It is the DEA and the FED’S bringing the damn TRUTH out. It is not a story. It is the facts.

  5. Haha

    November 20, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Great argument…the cartels employ thousands. Your point again?

  6. Haha

    November 21, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Buy the paper today, full story is well worth it.