Family netted in drug arrest

William Thompson

Robert and Deborah Throckmorton, of 222 E. High St., were arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Their daughter Tiffany, 18, was arrested on the same charges and their daughter Tessa, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Victor Donovan, a friend of the family, was also arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
The raid marked the second time in four days officers went into a Tucumcari home looking for drugs. Last Saturday, officers raided the home of Donna Romero and arrested her.

Cpl. Darrick Shaw wrote reports of both incidents.
Shaw said in a report that officers made the Throckmortons and their guest wait in the living room as officers searched the premises. “I saw a large water bong and a baggie of marijuana on a table. I found a large torch on the floor behind the table,” Shaw wrote. “Officer Jason Adams and Officer Dennis Garcia found a film canister with what looked like crystal methamphetamine. There were several crack pipes in the room.”

Officers also found a baggie containing a rock of what they believed to be crystal methamphetamine. Another baggie of marijuana was found in one of the daughter’s bedrooms and two more baggies of marijuana were found inside a family vehicle, the report said. In addition to the drugs and paraphernalia, officers confiscated a police scanner that was programmed for police frequencies. Other officers participating in the search and arrests were Sgt. Patti Lopez and Cpl. Jon Howard.

The methamphetamine charges are all felonies while the marijuana charges are misdemeanors.