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IN THIS SECTION LINKS Links More Detail Part 1, A - K Links More Detail, Part 2, L - Z Links Brief DRUG USAGE CATEGORIES NM 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 (here) Alamagordo Albuquerque Anthony Artesia Aztec - also see San Juan County Belen Bernalillo County Bloomfield - also see San Juan County Carlsbad Chama Chamita Chaparral Chimayo Cimarron Clovis Cordova Deming Espanola Farmington - also see San Juan County Fruitland-also see San Juan County Gallup Grants Hatch Hobbs Jemez Valley Jemez Springs Kirtland - also see San Juan County La Luz Las Cruces Las Vegas Los Lunas Medanales 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 AREAS Alamagordo https://www.alamogordonews.com/story/news/local/community/2019/07/06/drug-trafficking-new-mexico-cbp- checkpoint-border-patrol/1258156001/ Albuquerque 2020/02/12--https://www.abqjournal.com/1420127/accused-drug-dealer-abq-is-a-crazy-place.html 2020/02/06--https://www.abqjournal.com/1417929/arrest-includes-18-guns-11k-cash-drugs-fake-ids- more.html 2017/04/28--https://www.abqjournal.com/995396/feds-drug-bust-nets-28-cartel-operatives.html 2015/07/28--https://www.abqjournal.com/619604/accused-ringleader-of-nm-drug-ring-gets-14-years.html 2014/05/10--https://www.abqjournal.com/397997/northern-nm-drug-bust-nets-6.html https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-nm/legacy/2013/04/15/2012-12-17_roybal_et_al_pr.pdf https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/dea-led-multi-agency-investigation-dismantles-major-new-mexico- poly-drug-trafficking-drug https://www.koat.com/article/fbi-believe-man-was-dealing-drugs-outside-rehab-center/30799435 https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/feds-bust-pair-accused-of-selling-drugs-on-the-dark-web/ https://www.krqe.com/news/man-accused-of-running-meth-distribution-center-out-of-albuquerque-business/ https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/apd-arrests-alleged-drug-dealer-targeting-individuals-experiencing- homelessness/ Anthony https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/last-nine-defendants-charged-participation-anthony-nm-drug-trafficking- ring-sentenced Artesia https://www.currentargus.com/story/news/2019/05/20/artesia-woman-faces-child-abuse-and-drug-trafficking- charges/3744148002/ http://www.artesianews.com/1303602/31-charged-in-pecos-valley-drug-task-force-bust.html Aztec - Also see San Juan County 2019/11/09--https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2019/11/09/aztec-farmington-drug-trafficking-meth- police-resisting-arrest/2535831001/ Bernalillo County (general area) Raton woman/Bernalillo County area of crime--https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/raton-woman-sentenced-66- months-federal-drug-trafficking-conviction Belen https://www.abqjournal.com/184988/updated-belen-man-pleads-guilty-to-drug-charges-assaulting-federal- officer.html https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/mexican-national-sentenced-175-years-federal-prison-methamphetamine- trafficking-and Bloomfield - Also see San Juan County https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2019/07/26/20-arrest-warrants-filed-accused-meth-traffickers- san-juan-county-region-ii-drug-force/1838084001/ Carlsbad https://www.currentargus.com/story/news/2020/04/07/carlsbad-man-sentenced-nearly-30-years-prison-drug- trafficking/2956722001/ https://www.currentargus.com/story/news/crime/2018/11/02/carlsbad-residents-arrested-meth-heroine- drug-trafficking-ring-texas-pecos-valley/1860392002/ https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/eighth-member-southeastern-new-mexico-drug-trafficking-organization- pleads-guilty-drug Chama https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/state-police-officers-conduct-crime-reduction-operations-in-espanola- surrounding-area/5667321/ https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/former-new-mexico-police-officer-released-from-jail/ http://www.riograndesun.com/no-suspects-in-june-s-chama-pot-bust/article_96d3844e-f71e-57e1-a9a3- 055f88a58a78.html Chamita https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/six-defendants-charged-conspiracy-distribute-crack-cocaine-northern-new- mexico Chaparral 2010/06/11--ttps://www.abqjournal.com/13298/updated-major-drug-bust-targets-new-mexico.html 2017/04/28--https://kfoxtv.com/news/local/28-facing-drug-trafficking-money-laundering-in-new-mexico-04-28- 2017 Brief Excerpt: Elizabeth Monroy, 19, of Chaparral, N.M., is charged in Counts 1 and 36-37 of the indictment. Monroy was arrested this morning in Chaparral. Note: Chaparral is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Doña Ana and Otero counties, New Mexico, United States. Chimayo https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/chimayo-woman-sentenced-three-years-federal-prison-heroin-trafficking- conviction https://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=93227&page=1 Cimarron https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/former-deputy-sheriff-colfax-county-sentenced-87-months-federal-prison- drug-trafficking Clovis https://www.newschannel10.com/2019/12/03/clovis-man-sentenced-years-prison-drug-trafficking/ https://www.9thda.com/single-post/2016/02/12/Heather-Garcia-Lyon-Sentencing https://www.9thda.com/single-post/2016/03/30/Mikel-Martinez-Conviction Cordova https://www.abqjournal.com/397997/northern-nm-drug-bust-nets-6.html Excerpt: Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested multiple people Friday who were allegedly selling drugs and bootleg liquor – often using a 7-year-old girl to deliver the liquor to the buyers in the area, according to a spokesman.The latest in a string of Española-area drug busts left the six adults facing drug trafficking, liquor law violations, child abuse and drug possession charges, according to spokesman Jake Arnold…in Cordova – – where they found traffickable amounts of heroin and cocaine, as well as a bootleg alcohol operation https://www.abqjournal.com/397997/northern-nm-drug-bust-nets-6.html Note: Cordova is a small community east of Española Deming https://www.demingheadlight.com/story/news/2020/02/14/federal-search-warrants-produce-drug-related- charges-deming-nm/4765335002/ Espanola https://www.counterpunch.org/2004/11/06/heroin-cocaine-and-espa-ntilde-ola-new-mexico/ https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/six-defendants-charged-conspiracy-distribute-crack-cocaine-northern-new- mexico https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/state-police-officers-conduct-crime-reduction-operations-in-espanola- surrounding-area/5667321 https://www.kunm.org/post/police-chief-families-crying-out-help http://www.riograndesun.com/news/how-pain-pills-flooded-the-espa-ola-valley/article_c7e86d9a-e61b-11e9-a0bc- cfad756fd065.html https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/espanola-police-chief-to-probe-missing-records-in- drug/article_e4bac0b3-b339-5247-8a7c-28590a58c9de.html Farmington - also see San Juan County https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2019/07/26/20-arrest-warrants-filed-accused-meth-traffickers- san-juan-county-region-ii-drug-force/1838084001/ https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2019/11/12/woman-accused-four-drug-cases-including-two-drug- trafficking-cases/2576110001/ https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/new-mexico-state-police-officer-arrested-federal-drug-trafficking-charges https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/farmington-felon-pleads-guilty-federal-drug-trafficking-and-firearms- charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigation-results-27-arrests-accused-nm-drug-traffickers#wcm- survey-target-id https://www.abqjournal.com/1085251/farmington-man-accused-of-second-drug-trafficking-charge.html https://apnews.com/dc21c5db4cba48bab9d94518668da4d2 https://www.abqjournal.com/news/state/28111416state12-28-08.htm Fruitland - also see San Juan County https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/navajo-man-fruitland-sentenced-federal-drug-trafficking-conviction Gallup 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.kob.com/new-mexico-news/authorities-make-massive-drug-bust-near-gallup/5434379 https://navajotimes.com/reznews/blotter/police-blotter-man-wanted-drug-charges-captured/ Grants https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/thirteen-cibola-county-residents-charged-drug-trafficking-and-firearms- offenses https://www.krqe.com/news/grants-police-investigation-ends-with-major-drug-bust/900261263/ Hatch https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/2019/06/15/hatch-police-stop-suv-carrying-drugs-stolen-gun- undocumented-migrants/1461311001/ https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/twenty-eight-alleged-members-mexican-drug-trafficking-organization- charged-federal-drug https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/crime/2016/10/11/dozen-convicted-new-mexico-drug-ring/91869848/ Jemez Springs https://www.lamonitor.com/category/tags/meth https://www.abqjournal.com/993206/former-jeme-zsprings-police-chief-sentenced.html https://sonoranorte.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/corruption-drug-running-murder-and-a-fired-police-chief/ https://www.koat.com/article/sexual-abuse-allegations-traffic-stop-video-released/5059198 Jemez Valley (in mountains near Albuquerque) https://www.abqjournal.com/471963/1-million-in-pot-seized-from-jemez-valley-grow-operation.html Kirtland - also see San Juan County https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2019/08/25/kirtland-man-faces-multiple-meth-trafficking- charges/2097993001/ https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/san-juan-county-man-sentenced-federal-methamphetamine- trafficking-conviction https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nm-man-sentenced-more-3-years-federal-prison-methamphetamine- trafficking Laguna Pueblo https://durangoherald.com/articles/291972-federal-authorities-seize-4-million-in-drugs-in-new-mexico Las Cruces https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/crime/2018/04/26/16-snared-las-cruces-drug-trafficking- investigation/553854002/ https://www.dea.gov/press-releases/2019/02/08/multi-agency-investigation-dismantles-major-drug-trafficking- organization https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/multi-agency-investigation-dismantles-las-cruces-based-drug-trafficking- organizations Las Vegas https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/federal-agency-alleges-someone-within-lvpd-aided-drug-trafficker https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-mexico/articles/2020-02-29/drug-addiction-hard-to-quantify-in- northern-new-mexico Hobbs https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/hobbs-man-pleads-guilty-violating-federal-drug-trafficking-and-firearms- laws La Luz https://www.alamogordonews.com/story/news/2020/01/13/woman-charged-trafficking-la-luz-drug- bust/4454451002/ INFO -Wikipedia: La Luz is a census-designated place in Otero County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,615 at the 2000 census. It is located immediately north of Alamogordo and lies in the eastern edge of the Tularosa Basin and on the western flank of the Sacramento Mountains. Until 1848, La Luz was a part of Mexico… Los Lunas http://www.news-bulletin.com/news/los-lunas-police-arrest-suspected-drug-dealer/article_eeed42f0-8b93-11e8- 88e4-fb83950e79b0.html Medanales https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/six-defendants-charged-conspiracy-distribute-crack-cocaine-northern-new- mexico http://www.riograndesun.com/news/agents-make-medanales-drug-bust/article_75c70c88-7104-5e16-998c- 60125e139e6f.html https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/6-new-mexico-residents-arrested-conspiracy-distribute-crack-cocaine Moriarty https://www.koat.com/article/large-drug-bust-made-in-east-mountains-1/5041238 Otero County and Southern New Mexico in General https://www.conservativereview.com/news/cartels-kicking-butts-new-mexico-state-left-without-checkpoints/ https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/2018/06/10/federal-indictment-details-smuggling-operation- southern-new-mexico/689402002/ https://nypost.com/2019/05/05/cartels-thrive-in-new-mexico-county-after-feds-shut-down-checkpoints/ Portales https://www.newschannel10.com/2019/11/20/portales-man-convicted-drug-trafficking-charges/ https://www.9thda.com/single-post/2019/11/20/Portales-Man-Found-Guilty-of-Drug-Trafficking Raton Raton woman/Bernalillo County area of crime; https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/raton-woman-sentenced-66- months-federal-drug-trafficking-conviction https://www.abqjournal.com/1422931/former-sheriffs-deputy-gets-7-years-for-drug-trafficking.html Rio Rancho https://www.abqjournal.com/995396/feds-drug-bust-nets-28-cartel-operatives.html Roswell https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/roswell-man-arrested-on-drug-trafficking-charges/ Ruidoso https://www.alamogordonews.com/story/news/2020/02/11/man-busted-task-force-convicted-drug- trafficking/4722810002/ https://www.ruidosonews.com/story/news/local/community/2019/10/04/dan-mckinley-found-guilty-multiple- drug-charges-stemming-traffic-stop/3859434002/ 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 San Juan County 2019/11/12--https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2019/11/12/woman-accused-four-drug-cases-including- two-drug-trafficking-cases/2576110001/ 2019/11/09--https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2019/11/09/aztec-farmington-drug-trafficking-meth- police-resisting-arrest/2535831001/ 2019/07/26--https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2019/07/26/20-arrest-warrants-filed-accused-meth- traffickers-san-juan-county-region-ii-drug-force/1838084001/ 2018/07/08--https://apnews.com/dc21c5db4cba48bab9d94518668da4d2 2018/07/02--https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/new-mexico-state-police-officer-arrested-federal-drug- trafficking-charges 2018/04/06--https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/farmington-felon-pleads-guilty-federal-drug-trafficking-and- firearms-charges 2017/10/30--https://www.abqjournal.com/1085251/farmington-man-accused-of-second-drug-trafficking- charge.html 2017/08/10--https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/san-juan-county-man-sentenced-federal-methamphetamine- trafficking-conviction 2017/02/09--https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/navajo-man-fruitland-sentenced-federal-drug-trafficking- conviction 2016/05/12--https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2016/05/12/feds-indict-men-meth-trafficking- conspiracy/84281400/ 2014/02/27--https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigation-results-27-arrests-accused-nm-drug-traffickers http://www.topix.com/forum/county/san-juan-nm/TL4D468U629NRUICA/p3 [as of 2020/05/14 link seems gone] 2017/02/09--https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/navajo-man-fruitland-sentenced-federal-drug-trafficking- conviction 2016/05/12--https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2016/05/12/feds-indict-men-meth-trafficking- conspiracy/84281400/ Santa Fe 2020/03/19--https://www.santafenewmexican.com/life/teen/this-could-happen-to-anybody-says-family-of-santa- fe/article_4dc56a76-67a9-11ea-8340-6346a0bfa945.html 2019/08/05--https://www.sfreporter.com/news/2019/08/05/city-drug-strategy-could-lead-the-nation/ 2019/07/18--https://abc13.com/santa-fe-veterinarian-dr-todd-michael-glover-paul-darrow/5404486/ 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 2018/01/09--https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/santa-fe-man-facing-charges-in-drug-trafficking-case/ Santa Rosa https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10452897-181/4-sonoma-county-men-arrested Silver City https://www.scdailypress.com/site/2017/09/15/eight-more-arrested-in-drug-case/ https://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/56578-local-drug-trafficker-sentenced-in-silver-city Socorro http://www.dchieftain.com/news/multiple-traffickers-snagged/article_36406c42-2007-11e9-8742- e75051edf69e.html http://www.dchieftain.com/news/socorro-woman-arrested-in-drug-bust/article_4346fea2-d4ab-11e9-96f5- 4f281a6f41b7.html https://www.abqjournal.com/784953/police-charge-58-in-socorro-county-drug-trafficking-investigation.html https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/socorro-man-sentenced-prison-federal-methamphetamine-trafficking- conviction Taos https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/last-member-taos-county-based-drug-trafficking-and-money-laundering- ring-pleads-guilty Tijeras https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/federal-indictment-charges-eight-participating-major-marijuana-trafficking- and-money Truth or Consequences https://kfoxtv.com/news/local/mexican-man-pleads-guilty-to-drug-trafficking-heroin-fentanyl Tucumcari https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2018-07/DIR-022-18.pdf https://abc7amarillo.com/news/local/tucumcari-man-sentenced-to-27-months-after-officials-uncover-drug- trafficking-ring https://www.koat.com/article/nm-police-department-asks-drug-dealers-to-turn-in-their-competition/30214448 Tularosa Alamagordo News 2019/11/06 White Mountain Task Force makes drug bust in Tularosa www.alamogordonews.com › story › news › 2019/11/06/The White Mountain Drug Task Force arrested three people in connection with a drug bust in Tularosa https://www.abqjournal.com/15777/745am-drug-busts-net-5-in-tularosa.html TRIBAL Apache-Jicarilla https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/albuquerque/press-releases/2013/jicarilla-apache-man-pleads-guilty-to-federal- drug-trafficking-charges Apache-Mescalero https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/socorro-man-sentenced-prison-federal-methamphetamine-trafficking- convictio https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/mescalero-apache-man-sentenced-federal-methamphetamine-trafficking- conviction https://www.ruidosonews.com/story/news/local/2017/03/30/lester-sentenced-meth-trafficking-charges/99829148/ Navajo Reservation https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/latest-navajo-nation-feds-address-opioid-risk-64493423 https://apnews.com/38436520f4514c9a987aaeee9d9c8e8f https://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/crystal-meth-plagues-navajo-nation https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2016/05/12/feds-indict-men-meth-trafficking- conspiracy/84281400// https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/violent-indian-country-gang-dismantled-081018 https://www.krqe.com/news/feds-drug-investigation-in-shiprock-area-nets-6-arrests/ https://navajotimes.com/news/2010/1010/102110blotter.php https://navajotimes.com/reznews/one-womans-courage/ https://www.sltrib.com/news/nation-world/2018/07/05/navajo-community-still/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/22/opioid-crisis-hospitals-put-native-americans- risk-abuse-overdose-audit/1794592001/ https://www.pharmacist.com/article/navajo-nation-lawsuit-blames-opioid-makers-overdose-deaths- addiction https://navajotimes.com/reznews/apache-co-files-lawsuit-over-opioid-epidemic/ https://www.indianz.com/News/2018/04/11/navajo-nation-joins-parade-of-tribal-law.asp https://www.npr.org/2015/05/20/405936140/many-native-american-communities-struggle-with-effects-of- heroin-use https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/tripping-on-peyote-in-navajo-nation/ https://www.wmicentral.com/news/latest_news/ncso-busts-couple-with-fentanyl-heroin/article_d70e0573- 9432-5c82-8e68-6e4ade45a590.html https://www.knau.org/post/mohave-county-sheriffs-office-nabs-10-pounds-heroin https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/navajo-man-fruitland-sentenced-federal-drug-trafficking-conviction San Juan Pueblo https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/six-defendants-charged-conspiracy-distribute-crack-cocaine-northern-new- mexico Zuni https://www.abqjournal.com/15434/zuni-woman-pleads-guilty-to-trafficking-cocaine.html MULTI-STATE spanning more than just border shared states https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/twenty-eight-alleged-members-mexican-drug-trafficking- organization-charged-federal-drug Updates: 2020/05/04 Cordova, Chaparral added to list; 2020/05/02 Artesia, Hatch, Jemez Springs, Los Lunas, Moriarty, Taos, Jemez Valley added to list; 2020/04/27 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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