Perry should rethink border strategy

Texas Gov. Rick Perry got a few tongues wagging recently when he said that if he were president, he would consider sending U.S. troops into Mexico to battle drug cartels. Stumping in Manchester, N.H., for the Republican presidential nomination, Perry said Mexico’s drug war was like the situation in Colombia, where the government there requested, […]

Cuts in gifted education hurt kids’ potential

Aisha Sultan “How can we measure the sonata unwritten, the curative drug undiscovered, the absence of political insight? They are the difference between what we are, and where we could be as a society.” — James Gallagher, former director of the FPG Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill. There is a well-tolerated discrimination in our […]

Alleged stolen cash turned over to U.S. Marshals

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A lawsuit filed in Santa Fe claims Tucumcari police stole $47,000 from two Kansas residents during a May 2 traffic stop. Tucumcari police records tell a far different story, claiming $53,140 was seized and handed over to federal officials as part of an investigation related to a possible illegal […]

Press Release: Crash landing report turns into drug bust

Over 400 pounds of Marijuana was seized when a fixed wing Piper airplane landed on a farm near Tucumcari last night (Monday). Officers from the Tucumcari State Police office were investigating an alleged plane crash just after 9:00 PM last night when they learned that the pilot was transporting narcotics.

Burrito addiction hard to beat

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist Not at all unlike a den of drug addicts without a fix, the withdrawal symptoms are becoming problematic around the office where I work. Folks aren’t hooked on illicit substances though, just hot burritos, which we normally get delivered to our driveway by a good-natured woman we know as the […]

Arrests may be tied to drug cartels

Freedom New Mexico Two men arrested Wednesday in Tucumcari on federal drug trafficking charges are believed to be connected to Mexican drug cartels, according to New Mexico State Police. Based on a tip from federal authorities, state police located Camilo Sport and Asunsio Martinez at an undisclosed location in Tucumcari just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, […]

Drug dog to be added to the Quay County Sheriff’s Office

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A drug dog will be the newest addition to the Quay County Sheriff’s Office next year, said Sheriff Joe Schallert at the Quay County Commissioners meeting Monday. The dog is a Malinois, or a Belgian Shepherd, and is being purchased for $5,000, Schallert said. His

Sheriff’s Office seeking drug dog

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Quay County Sheriff’s Office is making plans to have its own K-9 unit. “I hope we get one. We’d like to have a dog as soon as we can,” said Sheriff Joe Schallert. Deputy Mark Dahlsten has volunteered to be the K-9 officer, Schallert said. “Mark’s my No. […]

Speeding motorist leads to drug seizure

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A routine traffic stop Sunday netted almost 24 pounds of marijuana, the first drug seizure in 2008 for the Tucumcari Police Department. Gabrielle Tillman, 34, of Tucson, Ariz., was arrested Sunday morning for concealing her identity from officers, said Tucumcari Sgt. Darrick Shaw. Tillman was pulled over for a […]

Logan man arrested on drug charges

By QCS Staff A Logan man was arrested Monday at the Arrowhead RV Park in Logan on nine charges involving marijuana, Logan Police Chief Bob Gore said. The arrest of Shane Vest, 53, was the result of several months of investigation by the Logan Police Department, Gore said. Officers obtained a search warrant and confiscated […]