Seven face felony charges after drug busts

CNJ staff Seven Clovis people face felony charges after Region V Drug Task Force agents made arrests, seized cash, drugs, a motorcycle and a firearm throughout the last three days in Clovis, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. According to Waller: • Michael Dickson, 31, and Betty Garza, 36, were arrested Tuesday after attempting […]

Agents seize more than $100,000 in drugs

CNJ staff Regional drug agents intercepted a drug delivery in Clovis Wednesday, seized more than $100,000 in drugs, cash and property and arrested three area residents. Among items seized was more than $31,000 cocaine and $11,000 worth of meth, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Terming the seizure as “substantial,” […]

Tucumcari police chief: Officer followed protocol in alleged cash theft

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A lawsuit filed in Santa Fe claims Tucumcari police stole $47,000 from two Kansas residents during a May 2 traffic stop. Tucumcari police records tell a far different story, claiming $53,140 was seized and handed over to federal officials as part of an investigation related to a possible illegal […]

Clovis Christian superintendent placed on administrative leave

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Christian School’s Superintendent Steven Schultze was placed on adminstrative leave Friday pending the outcome of a police investigation into his connection with a child rape suspect from Missouri. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School’s superintendent was placed on administrative leave Friday, part of an ongoing investigation […]

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 […]

Meth labs seized

Freedom New Mexico Law enforcement officials seized ingredients and equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine Sunday at two Roosevelt County locations in Roosevelt County, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said two suspects in the case were arrested on outstanding warrants. He said investigators are pursuing […]

Local meth labs seized 5/8/08

CNJ Staff The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office seized three methamphetamine labs Sunday and arrested three people in the process, according to a news release. The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip Sunday about an active meth lab at 137 Mesilla Park, according to the release. All the major components of a meth manufacturing […]

Three arrested in meth bust

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Three people were arrested Sunday and charged with drug trafficking after Portales police received a report of a possible break-in in progress, according to a department press release. Ashley Lemier, 26, of Portales, Stephen Stites, 28, of Roswell and Diego Montes, 28, of Roswell were charged with trafficking a controlled […]

Cocaine worth $100,000 seized

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Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Brockett displays a brick of cocaine seized during a traffic stop outside of Melrose Wednesday night. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff A Curry County Sheriff’s deputy discovered more than two pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop about 11 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 60/84 east of Melrose, […]