The United States Drug Enforcement Administration, with help from the Jackson Police Department and Teton County Sheriff’s Office, arrested a Teton County man Wednesday on federal drug trafficking charges.
Bryan Callier Jones, 45, was arrested on federal warrants near his South Park home after a four-year investigation.
“The arrest was the result of a long-term joint investigation between the Jackson Police Department, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Albany County (New York) Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation,” Jackson Chief of Police Todd Smith said in a release obtained by the Jackson Hole Daily late Wednesday.
The investigation spanned multiple states and used “undercover operations” and hundreds of hours of manpower, Smith said.
It focused on the trafficking of illicit drugs across state lines, money laundering and tax evasion, the release said.
“The Jackson Police Department continues to be committed to keeping our community free from the blight of illegal drugs,” Smith said. “We would like to thank our local and federal partners for their tenacious dedication and hard work to bring this case to a point of being prosecution-ready.”
More details about the charges against Jones were not available as of press time, but the charges listed on his booking sheet are conspiracy to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, both federal counts.
“No further details are being released at this time due to the ongoing nature of the investigation,” Smith said.
As of press time Wednesday, Jones remained in the Teton County Jail but was being held for the U.S. Marshals Service.