Narcotics checkpoint results in five arrests

CNJ staff

During a multi-agency narcotics checkpoint on Wednesday, 15 vehicles were searched and five arrests were made for narcotics violations.

An unspecified amount of citations were also issued, mainly for no insurance and registration, said Roosevent County Chief Deputy Malin Parker.

Set up on U.S. 70 near Elida, the checkpoint netted three arrests for methamphetamine and two arrests for marijuana during the eight-hour time frame.

The quantity of narcotics confiscated indicated the drugs were for personal use and not for trafficking, Parker said.

Agencies from Roosevelt and Curry counties, Portales, Clovis and the Motor Transportation Division participated in the checkpoint, Parker said.

“We had a really good turnout from all agencies participating. It was a very good joint effort,” Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said.