POLICE FACTOR
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IN THIS SECTION     LINKS     Links More Detail Part 1, A - I       Links More Detail, Part 2, J - Z        Links Brief  DRUG USAGE CATEGORIES NM (here)     Cocaine       Heroin       Fentanyl    Meth       Opioids (General)       Signs of Meth Usage     Help/Prevention   DRUG ENFORCEMENT (separate page)     DEA/Task Forces       HIDTA       Region II Narcotics Task Force       Region III Narcotics Task Force  AREAS   Alamagordo       Albuquerque     Anthony     Artesia       Aztec - also see San Juan County       Belen       Bernalillo County       Bloomfield - also see San Juan County       Carlsbad       Chama       Chaparral     Chimayo     Cimarron     Clovis       Deming       Espanola       Farmington - See San Juan County       Gallup       Hatch     Hobbs     Jemez Valley     Jemez Springs     Kirtland - also see San Juan County     La Luz       Las Cruces           Las Vegas       Los Lunas     Moriarty     Otero County/Southern NM       Portales       Raton       Rio Rancho       Roswell       San Juan County       Santa Fe       Silver City     Socorro       Taos     Tijeras     T or C       Tucumcari       Tularosa       Apache-Jicarilla     Apache-Mescalero     Laguna Pueblo     Navajo Reservation     San Juan Pueblo       Zuni  (scroll down if links are not active)   See also:   Cartels     New Mexico Corruption     New Mexico Drug Corruption      Police Abuses New Mexico     New Mexico Catholic Abuse  DRUG TYPES mostly related to trafficking charges and indictments in New Mexico.  Some of the articles are listed in more than one City category.  In addition, some drugs are a mixture, like the opioid fentanyl with heroin (Red Rock heroin). Cocaine 2020/03/12--https://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/56578-local-drug-trafficker-sentenced-in-silver-city 2020/02/28--https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/6-new-mexico-residents-arrested-conspiracy-distribute-crack-cocaine 2019/09/24--https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/federal-agency-alleges-someone-within-lvpd-aided-drug-trafficker 2019/04/04--https://www.newschannel10.com/2019/04/04/clovis-woman-sentenced-years-drug-trafficking/ 2018/12/07--https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/drug-trafficking-arrest-made-at-santa-fe-high-basketball- game/article_34c8f3ba-2c8c-5750-bef4-75eb7f7ba4e1.html 2018/10/15--https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/farmington-man-pleads-guilty-violating-federal-firearms-laws-0 2017/07/27--https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/mexican-national-pleads-guilty-federal-cocaine-trafficking-charge-new-mexico 2017/03/04--https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/cocaine-makes-comeback-as-supply-drives-demand/article_c52b3eee- 8dc6-5e28-9eb2-42f9865a7f16.html 2017/12/22--https://www.ruidosonews.com/story/news/local/community/2017/12/22/traffic-stop-leads-discovery- cocaine/978154001/ 1989/10/25--https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-10-25-me-553-story.html Fentanyl 2019/12/20--https://www.koat.com/article/nmsp-seize-massive-amount-of-fentanyl/30300907 https://kfoxtv.com/news/local/mexican-man-pleads-guilty-to-drug-trafficking-heroin-fentanyl https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10452897-181/4-sonoma-county-men-arrested Heroin 2020/02/11--https://www.alamogordonews.com/story/news/2020/02/11/man-busted-task-force-convicted-drug- trafficking/4722810002/ 2019/02/08--https://www.dea.gov/press-releases/2019/02/08/multi-agency-investigation-dismantles-major-drug-trafficking- organization 2018/11/02--https://www.currentargus.com/story/news/crime/2018/11/02/carlsbad-residents-arrested-meth-heroine-drug- trafficking-ring-texas-pecos-valley/1860392002/ 2017/09/15--https://www.scdailypress.com/site/2017/09/15/eight-more-arrested-in-drug-case/ https://www.currentargus.com/story/news/2020/04/07/carlsbad-man-sentenced-nearly-30-years-prison-drug- trafficking/2956722001/ http://www.gallupsun.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8772:north-side-gallup-man-jailed-on-drug- trafficking-charge&catid=175:public-safety-&Itemid=602 https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/drug-trafficking-arrest-made-at-santa-fe-high-basketball- game/article_34c8f3ba-2c8c-5750-bef4-75eb7f7ba4e1.html https://kfoxtv.com/news/local/mexican-man-pleads-guilty-to-drug-trafficking-heroin-fentanyl https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10452897-181/4-sonoma-county-men-arrested https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/raton-woman-sentenced-66-months-federal-drug-trafficking-conviction https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/federal-agency-alleges-someone-within-lvpd-aided-drug-trafficker 2016/08/20--https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2016/08/20/officials-fight-heroin-but-meth-scourge- remains/88870242/ 2009/01/20--https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/2009/01/20/narcotics-heroin-cocaine-biz- beltway-cz_nv_0121drugcities.html&refURL=https://www.google.com/&referrer=https://www.google.com/ http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/tracing-heroin-trafficking-in-new-mexico Meth 2020/04/07--https://www.currentargus.com/story/news/2020/04/07/carlsbad-man-sentenced-nearly-30-years-prison-drug- trafficking/2956722001/ 2020/02/11--https://www.alamogordonews.com/story/news/2020/02/11/man-busted-task-force-convicted-drug- trafficking/4722810002/ 2019/02/08--https://www.dea.gov/press-releases/2019/02/08/multi-agency-investigation-dismantles-major-drug-trafficking- organization 2019/04/04--https://www.newschannel10.com/2019/04/04/clovis-woman-sentenced-years-drug-trafficking/ 2019/11/09--https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2019/11/09/aztec-farmington-drug-trafficking-meth-police-resisting- arrest/2535831001/ 2018/11/02--https://www.currentargus.com/story/news/crime/2018/11/02/carlsbad-residents-arrested-meth-heroine-drug- trafficking-ring-texas-pecos-valley/1860392002/ 2017/09/15--https://www.scdailypress.com/site/2017/09/15/eight-more-arrested-in-drug-case/ 2016/08/20--https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2016/08/20/officials-fight-heroin-but-meth-scourge- remains/88870242/ 2016/05/12--https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2016/05/12/feds-indict-men-meth-trafficking-conspiracy/84281400/ 2013/08/24--http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/24/the-devil-s-drug-the-true-story-of-meth-in-new-mexico.html https://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/crystal-meth-plagues-navajo-nation https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/ring-leader-methamphetamine-trafficking-ring-san-juan-county-sentenced-114-months- federal https://www.krqe.com/news/man-accused-of-running-meth-distribution-center-out-of-albuquerque-business/ https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/eighth-member-southeastern-new-mexico-drug-trafficking-organization-pleads-guilty-drug https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/drug-trafficking-arrest-made-at-santa-fe-high-basketball- game/article_34c8f3ba-2c8c-5750-bef4-75eb7f7ba4e1.html https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/roswell-man-arrested-on-drug-trafficking-charges/ https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/raton-woman-sentenced-66-months-federal-drug-trafficking-conviction https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/federal-agency-alleges-someone-within-lvpd-aided-drug-trafficker Opioids Espanola 2017/02/01 Police Chief: Families crying out for help. By Ed Williams [Opioids Espanola] https://www.kunm.org/post/police-chief-families-crying-out-help Excerpt: When a public health crisis gets out of control, it can overwhelm law enforcement agencies. That’s what’s happened with the Española Police Department as it deals with a decades-old opioid epidemic and all the crime that goes with it. To understand just how big of a drug problem Española has, just ask Officer Anthony Armijo. “It’s the norm. For everyone, it’s the norm that drugs are here, drugs are being used, you have family that grew up with it,” he said. “For example, I have family that live here, you know, they’re addicts. I’ve arrested them before.” If there’s any police department that understands what an opioid epidemic means for a community, it’s this one. Even the chief of police has had addiction struggles within his own family.  This town of 10,000 people has one of the highest opioid overdose rates in America. Heroin addiction has gone on out of control here year after year. It’s a crisis that’s torn families apart, strained the health system, and stretched the police department to its limit. https://www.kunm.org/post/police-chief-families-crying-out-help Updates: 2020/05/14 Cocaine section received several articles; 2020/04/27 created separate page Brief Links; created separate page Areas; added articles: Deming Headlight-2020/02/14 Alamagordo News- 2020/01/13; Alb. Jrnl-2013/04/04; NewsChannel 10-2019/12/03 and 2019/04/04; DEA-2019/09/20; info on DEA/Task Force; Structural/organizational corrections and additions made;  2020/03/27-ICE 2014/02/27; Daily Times-2019/07/26; 2020/02/22 two drug pages merged-policefactor nm drugs and rivergold nm drugs; 10/07/2017 Justice dot gov 29 San Juan Co;  police factor page started 2016/06/04         
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