Diana M. Viola

Diana M. Viola

A 57-year-old woman is facing several drug trafficking charges after authorities recovered over 10 lbs of meth and over 3,400 suspected Fentanyl pills during an investigation last month, police said. 

Diana M. Viola, 57, has been charged with unlawful distribution of a schedule II controlled substance, conspiracy to distribute Fentanyl, more than 112 grams, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, more than 112 grams and special offender, according to a release from the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force. 

The task force conducted a month-long investigation into illegal narcotic sales in the region, and as a result, served multiple search warrants in the 100 block of West 43rd Street in Loveland and 2500 block of Crescent Cove Drive in Evans.

Viola was arrested on Wednesday in Wellington by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office Strategic Enforcement Unit. She is currently being held in the county jail on a $750,000 bond. 

"Fentanyl and Methamphetamine investigations continue to be a significant priority for the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force," officials wrote in the release. "Drug overdoses and deaths associated with the illegal use of these drugs continue to impact the region."

The Norther Colorado Drug Task Force is made up of officers, investigators from several agencies including the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, Fort Collins Police Department, Loveland Police Department, Windsor Police Department, Colorado Adult Parole and 8th Judicial District Attorney's Office.