Local Roundup: Seven-year sentence given to county man

CNJ staff

A 43-year-old Clovis man will serve seven years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections for charges related to drug distribution, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office.

Leroy Jaramillo was found guilty by a Curry County jury Friday and was sentenced by District Judge Stephen Quinn immediately following the verdict, the release said.

In September 2004, the New Mexico State Police and members of the Region V Drug Task Force conducted an undercover narcotics transaction with Jaramillo where he sold them an ounce of methamphetamine, the release said. While in custody at the police department, Jaramillo escaped from handcuffs and fled on foot. He was arrested the following month and charged with escape from custody in addition to the previous two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, the release said.

Jaramillo will be required to serve two years supervised probation following his incarceration.

Archaeology society to meet
The Eastern New Mexico Archaeology Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday for Dutch-treat dinner at Mark’s Restaurant in Portales.

The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature guest speaker Erin Enright on the topic of zooarchaeology and the use of animal bones to learn about past cultures.
The society is for non-archaeologists interested in learning more about that science.
For more information, call Ziggy Prothro at 693-3406.

Republican group to assemble
Curry County Republicans will gather Tuesday for their Biennial Organizational Convention at the Master’s Centre in Clovis, according to a news release from a Republican Party official.

Registered Republicans in Curry County are invited to attend the convention, which will be called to order at 6 p.m., according to Curry County Republican Party Chairman Rube Render.

Officers will be elected for the posts of county chairman, first and second vice chairmen, secretary and treasurer for the 2007-2009, the release reads.

Curry County Republican Central Committee members will also be chosen as will the seven-member contingent to the Republic Party of New Mexico State Central Committee, according to Render.

At the conclusion of business, a straw poll will be taken to determine which candidate pursuing the Republican nomination for president has the most support in Curry County.