Woman arrested on drug charge

Roosevelt County sheriff’s deputies seized about a pound marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $500 from a Portales residence on Thursday, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. A 24-year-old female was arrested leaving the residence on misdemeanor drug charge and for resisting arrest. A sheriff’s deputy used a Taser to immobilize the woman when […]

Some illnesses can be ignored

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I recently learned that many others suspect, like I do, that pharmaceutical companies have people who spend their time studying the human body in search of aberrations. When they find those anomalies, we suspect, they invent medical-sounding names for them. After that, they figure out some drug that supposedly can […]

Portales man arrested on drug charges

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man was arrested by the Roosevelt County Sheriff Department on Thursday for drug trafficking. Victor Moreno, 30, was detained by the border patrol and later charged by the sheriff office for trafficking a controlled substance — cocaine, which is a second-degree felony, according to Chief Deputy Malin Parker. Police found […]

Bingaman and Udall raise amendment to secure U.S. borders

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today joined with a bipartisan coalition to propose a significant boost in funding for U.S. efforts to fight violence caused by Mexican drug cartels along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Mexican drug cartel strong, growing force

Freedom New Mexico This week marks the anniversary of one of the saddest events in the history of our nation’s war on drugs. Twenty years ago, University of Texas pre-med student Mark Kilroy disappeared during a spring break jaunt into Matamoros; his remains and those of others were found a month later in a horrific […]

March 8 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 a.m. Feb. 20 an officer responded to a school in the 100 block of Commerce Street for a report of a drug deal. A staff member said he witnessed two boys doing a drug deal and provided the officer with […]

Drug task force arrest nine in meth busts

CNJ Staff The Region V Drug Task Force and local law enforcement arrested nine people and seized 17 grams of methamphetamine in connection with two separate drug busts last week. Thursday, agents serving a narcotics search warrant at 403 East 14th Street found 10 grams of meth, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and stolen electronic equipment in […]

Editorial: Head of drug council should bring change

President Obama is reported to have settled on Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy, taking the position commonly referred to as “drug czar.” It would have been preferable to abolish the position and transfer the 100 or so employees the “czar” supervises to other departments or to […]

Feb. 15, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon Jan. 30 an officer responded to a park in the 2000 block of Mitchell Street for a report of drug use. A caller said there were two women at the park with a infant and one of the women was […]

Long-lasting drug war needs new approach

Freedom New Mexico Americans are addicted to the drug war.

Clovis man arrested in connection to drug seizure

CNJ Staff A 21-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday in connection with a substantial drug seizure, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. Brent Roaf is being held on $16,500 bond, jail officials said. Around 9 p.m. a deputy serving a subpoena at an apartment in the 2900 block of Main Street smelled burning marijuana and […]

Two arrested during drug bust

CNJ staff Two Clovis residents were arrested Wednesday morning by the Region 5 Task Force during a drug raid, according to Clovis police. Mario Moncayo, 32, and Nicole Ramirez, 27, are being held at Curry County Adult Detention Center on drug trafficking, weapon and child abuse charges — a toddler was present at the time […]

11/30 Letters to the editor

Law officers deserve better pay Many jobs come with stress. Sometimes these jobs cause severe family problems, alcoholism, drug problems, divorces, and abuses of all kinds. One of our most stressful jobs is that of law officer — a job with few thank-yous that produces old men and women before their time. Most citizens wouldn’t […]

Two arrested on drug charges

CNJ staff Two men were arrested Sunday after Curry County sheriff’s deputies and members of the Region V Drug Task Force discovered ecstasy in a vehicle the suspects were driving, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. John Hall, 21, of Texico and Christopher Crook, 20, of Clovis, were stopped on their way […]

Sheriff’s office deploys newest drug dog

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Sheriff Matt Murray (left) and Undersheriff Wesley Waller (right) watch as Aaron and Erica Romero search a cell at the jail Tuesday. They said Aaron will be searching the facility regularly for narcotics from now on. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As sheriff’s deputy Erica Romero pointed out vents, […]

Officials investigating drug discovery at detention center

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of narcotics and contraband Monday night in the visitor’s bathroom at the adult detention center. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said a detention center officer found a package containing tobacco, a small amount of marijuana, a vial containing an unidentified substance that was labeled “methotrexate” and […]

Portales doctor arrested for drug trafficking

Freedom New Mexico A Portales doctor was arrested Thursday in Belen on a charge of trafficking methadone, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Dr. Patricia Green, 54, operates the Sparrow Family Medical Clinic, 1500 S. Ave. D. Officers found out Green was working at a clinic in Belen and contacted Valencia County officials, who […]

Detention center officer arrested

CNJ Staff A Curry County Adult Detention Center officer was arrested Thursday in connection with an investigation into drug smuggling at the jail, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Charlie Aguirre Jr., 23, was arrested Thursday and charged with bringing contraband into the jail, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and attempt to commit a […]

Officials investigating drug discovery

Curry County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking into the discovery of drugs in the lobby of the jail Monday morning. Just before 2 a.m., a caller notified police drugs and tobacco had been found, records show. Undersheriff Wesley Waller confirmed the discovery Monday but declined to discuss details, citing an ongoing investigation.

Melrose firefighter arrested on drug charges

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer A Melrose volunteer firefighter and a female associate were arrested Friday evening by Curry County Sheriff’s investigators for attempted manufacturing of methamphetamine and distribution of marijuana. Harley Swopes, 22, and Jennifer Lane, 35, were arrested by Melrose police and sheriff’s officers following an extensive investigation by the Region V […]