Traffic stop leads to pot bust

By Quay County Staff QCS Staff Suspicious activity by a driver at a Tucumcari truck stop led to the arrest of one man and the seizure of about 125 pounds of marijuana on Wednesday night, according to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Cpl. Darrick Shaw observed a male subject acting suspiciously at […]

Traffic stop becomes $250K pot bust

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A routine traffic stop on Sunday night turned out to be one of the Tucumcari Police Department’s biggest drug seizures and netted the department two arrests. Seized was 116.2 pounds of marijuana — neatly shrink-wrapped by its packagers — with an estimated street value of more than $250,000, said […]

Couple “very lucky” to find wallet

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By Kevin Wilson Quay County Sun A lost wallet is an unlucky day. A lost wallet in a city garbage truck is exponentially more unlucky. All things considered for Dallas and Katheryn Howard, their luck balanced out a few hours later at the Tucumcari landfill. That’s where Dallas, with […]

May 10, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 12:05 a.m., a male reported a semi stuck on Tucumcari Boulevard. The truck was stuck between businesses and not blocking traffic. The driver said he would stay the night and call a […]

May 3, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Monday • At 3:07 a.m., a female reported juveniles drinking at a convenience store. The caller said four juveniles were traveling together in a vehicle and had possibly been drinking. No contact was made. • […]

Interstate gives Mesalands two trucks for training

Special to the QCS A ceremonial delivery of Interstate Distributor Co. (IDC) keys has taken place at Mesalands Community College. The keys are for two Freightliner Century Class trucks to be used as part of the training program offered by the college for new IDC drivers. Participating in the ceremony were Don Smith, Driver Development […]

Safety check finds $1million in cash

QCS Staff SAN JON — A Department of Public Safety Motor Transportation Division police officer discovered more than $1 million in cash during a safety inspection of a tractor–trailer rig on Thursday. The money, found in denominations of $10 and $20, was bundled and filled a suitcase. “A million dollars is pretty unusual,” said Peter […]

March 22, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Friday • At 5:52 a.m., an officer reported an open door on Center Street. The gate was locked, but the wood door on the building was not. The officer alerted the person leasing the […]

March 15, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 3:17 a.m., a female reported dogs barking at a business. The owners said they would keep the dogs quiet. • At 11:50 a.m., a female requested a welfare check at a […]

Alcohol involved in fatal wreck

By QCS staff A weekend car wreck killed two people, sent 12 people to the hospital and left one man in jail facing vehicular homicide charges. The accident happened at 10 p.m. on Saturday, 14 miles west of Tucumcari on Interstate 40. New Mexico State Police reported an eastbound Ford passenger car lost control and […]