Woman sentenced in drowning case

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman convicted of giving alcohol to a 12-year-old boy who drowned a few hours later has been sentenced to five years probation. Crystal Cochran, during Thursday’s sentencing hearing, was also ordered to participate in a drug-abuse recovery program and undergo mental health counseling. Cochran pleaded guilty to […]

Time for community to examine attitudes about alcohol

QCS Guest Columnist: Misti Cohran On May 18, 12-year-old Augie Montiel lost his life when he drowned in a canal. This was a tragedy true enough, but who should be punished for his death? I was at a court hearing on July 5 and it was really sad, but also stupid as I heard stories […]

Couple face crystal meth charges

QCS Staff Tucumcari police searched a residence at 524 E. Heman Ave. on Monday morning and arrested a couple for distribution of crystal methamphetamine, a controlled substance. Robert Powell, 24, and Mary Slyter, 44, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court. Their bond is set at $17,000 cash only, officials said. Both defendants […]

State curbs sales of decongestant

By William Thompson Over-the-counter sales of popular cold medicines like Sudafed and Claritin-D will soon be monitored more closely by the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy. Bill Weast, a drug inspector with the board said word will get out to small pharmacies in the near future. “Pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in drugs like Sudafed, is […]

Woman arrested during drug bust

William Thompson Sgt. Patti Lopez and Patrolman Jason Adams showed up New Year’s Day at Mountain View Apartments, Apartment 205, and arrested Cynthia Lee Boykin, 38, for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The Tucumcari Police officers had received a tip earlier in the day. “Sometimes when we pay a visit to someone it’s […]

Crystal meth a problem in area

William Thompson Recent raids by Tucumcari Police have underscored the crystal methamphetamine problem in the city. Chief Deputy District Attorney Donald Schutte explained the easy availability of the addictive drug. “Crystal meth is not hard to obtain based on my experience with the ease that undercover agents have been able to get into a house […]

Crystal meth an ongoing problem

William Thompson Recent raids by Tucumcari Police have underscored the crystal methamphetamine problem in the city. Chief Deputy District Attorney Donald Schutte explained the easy availability of the addictive drug. “Crystal meth is not hard to obtain based on my experience with the ease that undercover agents have been able to get into a house […]