Police: Man discarded 125 pounds of marijuana

CNJ staff

A Georgia man was arrested Thursday morning in Clovis on drug and traffic charges after eluding police in Quay County, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office.

Aaron Thomas Perry, 37, was captured by Clovis police in an alley in the area of Main Street and Manana Boulevard after abandoning his vehicle, the release said.

He was pursued by authorities in Curry and Quay counties at high speeds, the release said.

While being pursued by Quay County authorities, Perry discarded approximately 125 pounds of marijuana and a rifle, the release said.

Curry County deputies located and attempted to stop his vehicle in the area of N.M. 288, the release said.

Perry is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $255,000 bond, according to jail officials.

“Apparently it was a drug delivery vehicle. We just assisted (the Curry County Sheriff’s Department),” Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said.

A second vehicle, occupied by Benjie Moore of Arizona and Senait McKinney of Georgia, was determined to be traveling with Perry and attempted to distract the officer during the initial traffic stop in San Jon, the release said.

Moore and McKinney were arrested for interfering with a police officer and conspiracy to traffic controlled substances, the release said.