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 […]

Police tell signs of drug usage

William Thompson Corporal Darrick Shaw of Tucumcari Police spoke at Tucumcari Middle School for about 45 minutes last week. He was there to give parents information on illegal drugs so parents could look for signs of drug use in their children. Shaw said only one parent showed up at the seminar in addition to Martha […]

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 […]

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 […]

Woman arrested on drug charges

William Thompson Donna Romero, 35, was arrested Saturday afternoon inside her home at 520 S. Seventh St. and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, child neglect, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police Cpl. Darrick Shaw said in his report that he found small baggies of a substance inside a tin box as […]

Program seeks volunteers

William Thompson Susan Lease, project director for the Quay County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention coalition, is looking for volunteers to serve on the program’s steering committee. Lease said the steering committee will work closely with her in the decision making process. “Although the steering committee members do not actually decide which programs will be […]

City police make heroin busts

William Thompson The Tucumcari Police Department kept busy in October, making two separate heroin arrests and finding a cache of weapons at a convicted felon’s residence. On the morning of Oct. 3, four Tucumcari Police Officers showed up at 1020 S. Monroe Apt. 8. According to Chief Dennis Townsend, a search warrant was served and […]

City police make two drug busts

By Ryan Lengerich Tucumcari police served two search warrants last week leading to three arrests and the seizing of drugs worth more than an estimated $8,000, police said Monday. According to police reports, around 3 p.m. Thursday, officers entered the residence of Loretta Muller, 41, at 125 N. 6th in Tucumcari. It was there police […]

Decorations designed to deter drugs

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By Angela Peacock Waking up at 5:30 a.m. Sunday to decorate Tucumcari with hundreds of red ribbons had a specific purpose for Regina Rael and 25 other local volunteers. Since 1988 Rael, Tucumcari New Mexico state police secretary, has made it a point, during National Red Ribbon Week, to share with local residents how vital […]