Sweep nets 22 arrests

Freedom Newspapers

A sweep of suspected drug traffickers by the Region V Drug Task Force netted the arrest of 22 people on outstanding drug and narcotics charges and an additional six individuals on unrelated charges, according to a news release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office.

The roundup was carried out Wednesday and Thursday with officers from the RCSO, state police, Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Clovis Police participating, Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said.

Hooker said the recent arrests were related to a federal drug sweep in the area last year. He said it basically cleaned up a lot of those outstanding arrest warrants. He said no search warrants were served during the operation.

He characterized most of those arrested as small dealers and not necessarily connected. The charges varied from distribution of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine to simple possession.

Additional arrests are pending, the RCSO news release said.

The operation utilized two teams of seven to eight officers, according to Hooker.