QCS Senior Writer
A Tucumcari woman and Albuquerque man were arrested and charged with drug trafficking after Tucumcari police said they seized more than an ounce of methamphetamine from their hotel room.
Crystal Lynn Cochran, 26, of Tucumcari and Adrian Lawrence Bogdan, 26 of Albuquerque were arrested at 2 p.m. Wednesday at their hotel room on East Route 66, where officers found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, said police Chief Jason Braziel.
Braziel said Cochran and Bogdan have been charged with the felonies of trafficking a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance and conspiracy, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He said Cochran is facing a felony charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm or destructive device.
Braziel said the department received a call about suspicious activity at the hotel room where Cochran and Bogdan were staying. He said officers went to the room and contacted both Cochran and Bogdan.
Braziel said the officers observed several items of drug paraphernalia from the doorway and instructed both Cochran and Bogdan to exit the room while a search warrant was secured.
“This was another successful arrest that will help to reduce and possibly one day resolve the meth problem in Tucumcari and Quay County,” said Tim Rose, Tenth Judicial District Attorney.
Rose, who is spearheading a meth task force, said he would like a Tucumcari police officer dedicated to task force efforts. He said Tucumcari’s officers have the resources, knowledge of the local offenders and are on the forefront of the meth battle. He said combining resources to help resolve the meth problem in the community would ultimately stop meth-related crimes that have included murder, home invasions and burglaries.
Cochran and Bogdan are being held at the Quay County Detention Center. Cochran has a $75,000 cash bond and Bogdan has a $50,000 cash bond.