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New Mexico Drugs 1-Articles A-C 2-Articles D-H 3-Articles I-M 4- Articles N-T 5-Areas Found 6-Agencies 7-Drug Types 8-Links ARTICLES MORE DETAIL N-T N Navajo Times https://navajotimes.com/reznews/blotter/police-blotter-man-wanted-drug-charges-captured/ Article #1: Man wanted on drug charges captured. By Bill Donovan New Mexico Motor Transportation Police Department officers working the Gallup Port of Entry arrested a suspect wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service, according to a news release from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.The suspect, identified as Bryant Douglas Black, 50, had an outstanding warrant for drug charges out of the state of Texas. The officers, in performing their duties at the Port of Entry, came into contact with Black, who was driving a commercial motor vehicle… Article #2: Individuals charged for drug trafficking The New Mexico State Police recently concluded a yearlong investigation into narcotics trafficking in the Gallup area. The investigation involved several different drug trafficking organizations operating in the area selling various types of narcotics, including methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana. Charges from this investigation include distribution of marijuana, trafficking a controlled substance and various conspiracy charges, which stem from narcotics transactions in McKinley and Bernalillo counties. https://navajotimes.com/reznews/blotter/police-blotter-man-wanted-drug-charges-captured/ News Bulletin 2018/07/19 [Los Lunas/heroin/suspected drug trafficking] Los Lunas police arrest suspected drug dealer http://www.news-bulletin.com/news/los-lunas-police-arrest-suspected-drug-dealer/article_eeed42f0-8b93-11e8-88e4- fb83950e79b0.html NewsChannel 10 2019/12/03 Clovis man sentenced to 8 years in prison for drug trafficking: Possession of Meth. Was on Probation. Prior Felony Convictions. By Kaitlyn Johnson https://www.newschannel10.com/2019/12/03/clovis-man-sentenced-years-prison-drug-trafficking/ Excerpt: CLOVIS, N.M. (KFDA) - A Clovis man will spend eight years in prison for drug trafficking charges. According to the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, 48-year-old Bryon Daughtry was sentenced to eight years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections for possession of methamphetamine. He was on probation for trafficking controlled substances when probation officers found him to be in possession of meth in July of 2018. Daughtry entered a guilty plea in October. He has three prior felony convictions that are all drug related. https://www.newschannel10.com/2019/12/03/clovis-man-sentenced-years-prison-drug-trafficking/ 2019/04/04 Clovis woman sentenced to 14 years for drug trafficking. By Britt Snipes. https://www.newschannel10.com/2019/04/04/clovis-woman-sentenced-years-drug-trafficking/ Excerpt: A Clovis woman was sentenced to 14 years in prison for drug trafficking, according to Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb. Sabrina Martinez, 38, of Clovis, was sentenced on Thursday after a plea of guilty to two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. Martinez was arrested in October of 2016 after she was found with methamphetamine, cocaine, a firearm as well as $8,000. In addition to her 14-year sentence, Martinez will serve an additional four years on probation after she’s released from the New Mexico Department of Corrections. https://www.newschannel10.com/2019/04/04/clovis-woman-sentenced-years-drug-trafficking/ 2019/11/20 Portales man convicted of drug trafficking charges. Meth, Heroin. Faces 33 yrs prison. Kaitlin Johnson https://www.newschannel10.com/2019/11/20/portales-man-convicted-drug-trafficking-charges/ NPR 2005/08/18 Lessons from New Mexico's War on Heroin. By John Burnett https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4804031 P Press Democrat 2019/12/11 [Santa Rosa/possible Red Rock heroin] 4 Sonoma County men arrested in drug trafficking. By Chantelle Lee https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10452897-181/4-sonoma-county-men-arrested Excerpt: Three men from Santa Rosa and one from Rohnert Park were arrested Wednesday after a monthlong investigation by Santa Rosa detectives into their suspected involvement in a drug trafficking organization. Santa Rosa residents Jesus Antonio Ochoa Dominguez, 21, Jose Antonio Gaspar Ramirez Barcenas, 25, and Ivan Nogueda Rauda, 26, and Rohnert Park resident Cesar Perez Solorio, 22, were booked into Sonoma County Jail on charges of possession for sale of heroin and conspiracy to distribute, police said in a news release. On Wednesday, detectives from Santa Rosa Police Department’s narcotics team served search warrants at residences on Terry Lane and Heidi Place in Santa Rosa and on Circle Drive in Rohnert Park and five vehicles, believing they were linked to the suspected drug operation. The suspects either lived at or were associated with the residences and vehicles in the warrants, police said. When Santa Rosa police searched one of the vehicles parked near the Rohnert Park house, they found 11 pounds of heroin in the trunk, the news release said. Investigators believe the heroin is “Red Rock” heroin, which is mixed with the opioid fentanyl. The heroin was packaged in 27 baggies in various amounts, and… https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10452897-181/4-sonoma-county-men-arrested R Ruidoso News 2019/10/04 [Ruidoso/meth/marijuana/trafficking] Dan McKinley found guilty of multiple drug charges. Arrest stemmed from traffic stop in Ruidoso Dianne L. Stallings https://www.ruidosonews.com/story/news/local/community/2019/10/04/dan-mckinley-found-guilty-multiple-drug- charges-stemming-traffic-stop/3859434002/ McKinley was convicted of trafficking methamphetamine by possession with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of marijuana or synthetic. cannabinoids and possession of drug paraphernalia, information from Sugg stated S Sage Clinic: 17 facts about alcohol and drug addiction in New Mexico https://sageclinic.org/17-facts-about-alcohol-and-drug-addiction-in-new-mexico/ Santa Fe New Mexican 2018/12/07 [Santa Fe/Meth/Trafficking] Drug trafficking arrest made at Santa Fe High basketball game. By Sami Edge https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/drug-trafficking-arrest-made-at-santa-fe-high-basketball- game/article_34c8f3ba-2c8c-5750-bef4-75eb7f7ba4e1.html Excerpt: Members of a Santa Fe police SWAT team arrested a suspected drug trafficker Thursday night, when they say he showed up at a Santa Fe High School basketball game with a fanny pack full of drugs. Patrick Marquez, 38, is facing three felony charges of trafficking methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine, as well as charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia. https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/drug-trafficking-arrest-made-at-santa-fe-high-basketball- game/article_34c8f3ba-2c8c-5750-bef4-75eb7f7ba4e1.html 2017/03/04 [Cocaine/General Info] Cocaine makes comeback as supply drives demand. By Nick Miroff. 2017/03/04--https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/cocaine-makes-comeback-as-supply-drives- demand/article_c52b3eee-8dc6-5e28-9eb2-42f9865a7f16.html Excerpt: Most of the Colombian cocaine is smuggled through Mexico by the country’s powerful drug cartels. Although President Donald Trump has touted his plans for a wall along the Mexico border as a solution to the problem, narcotics agents say high-value, low-volume drugs such as cocaine are rarely brought into the country by couriers sneaking through the desert or wading across the Rio Grande. Instead, the drugs are typically smuggled in high-powered speedboats, in vehicles with hidden compartments that cross the border at legal ports of entry, or by people carrying them in their abdominal cavities. 2017/03/04--https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/cocaine-makes-comeback-as-supply-drives- demand/article_c52b3eee-8dc6-5e28-9eb2-42f9865a7f16.html Santa Fe Reporter 2019/08/05 [Reform] City Drug Strategy Could Lead the Nation: Santa Fe considers a municipal drug strategy based on harm reduction, treatment, and prevention. By Leah Cantor https://www.sfreporter.com/news/2019/08/05/city-drug-strategy-could-lead-the-nation/ Excerpt: or over a year, Santa Fe's Municipal Drug Strategy Task Force has been busy collecting information to help the city come up with a new vision for tackling a legacy of high drug abuse and overdose rates. Policies that criminalize drug use have failed to curb the intergenerational harms experienced by communities and families in the grip of addiction. So instead of perpetuating a failing system, the task force is crafting a plan for the city with policy recommendations founded on evidence-based principles of harm reduction and prevention. Santa Fe is only the second city in the United States to consider adopting this kind of municipal drug strategy, but similar strategies have been implemented in cities across Europe in recent decades with tremendous success. "I think it's really important that we recognize that local government has a role when it comes to drug and alcohol use. We don't have to wait for the state, we don't have to wait for the federal government for these resources and ideas to trickle down," Emily Kaltenbach, the task force chair, tells SFR by phone. https://www.sfreporter.com/news/2019/08/05/city-drug-strategy-could-lead-the-nation/ Seattle Times 2019/01/09 [Santa Fe/Crack Cocaine] Santa Fe man facing charges in drug trafficking case. https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/santa-fe-man-facing-charges-in-drug-trafficking-case/ A Santa Fe man is being accused of leading a drug trafficking ring that distributed crack cocaine in northern New Mexico. Officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the district of New Mexico detailed the charges against 31-year- old Kevin Madrid on Tuesday. Silver City Daily Press 2017/09/15 Eight more arrested in drug case. By Christine Steele https://www.scdailypress.com/site/2017/09/15/eight-more-arrested-in-drug-case/ Sonora Norte 2014/03/20 Corruption, Drug Running, Murder, and a Fired Police Chief https://sonoranorte.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/corruption-drug-running-murder-and-a-fired-police-chief/ Excerpt: Former NM Police Chief Shane Harger of Jemez Springs, NM says his fellow officers are engaged in corruption, drug cover ups, and even murder. He made his allegations in an exclusive interview on the JB Show which you can find below: http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/jb-show-exclusive-fired-nm-police-chief-shane-harger-breaks-his In the 60 minute interview the former Police Chief says his firing began with an incident involving a TSA officer who was fired… https://sonoranorte.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/corruption-drug-running-murder-and-a-fired-police-chief/ T Topix: Ex-agents sentenced in drug scandal There are 130 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Dec 10, 2008, titled Ex-agents sentenced in drug scandal. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that: Two former San Juan County law enforcement agents who worked on a narcotics task force each received six-year prison sentences Wednesday for their roles in a drug distribution ring. http://www.topix.com/forum/county/san-juan-nm/TL4D468U629NRUICA/p3 Updates: 2022/06/12; 2021/01/22 PAGE STARTED--Articles-4 editing adding new pages articles-3 and articles-4 to respond to overage on pages; 2020/05/14: ICE-2020/02/28 added; 2020/05/13: Santa Fe Reporter-2019/08/05 added; 2020/04/27 Brief Links/created separate page; created separate page Areas; added articles: Deming Headlight- 2020/02/14 Alamagordo News- 2020/01/13; Alb. 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