Two arrested on I-40 near Tucumcari for possession of 24 pounds of Marijuana

QCS Staff Two Michigan residents were arrested Friday after New Mexico State Police seized 24 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on I-40 outside of Tucumcari, said Lt. Lance Bateman. According to Bateman: • At approximately 2:09 p.m. a state police officer, conducted the traffic stop one mile east of Tucumcari. During interaction with […]

State police make marijuana bust

QCSun staff New Mexico State Police seized 89 pounds of marijuana Feb. 11 at the Flying J truck stop in Tucumcari, according to a state police press release. Chavarria conducted a

Traffic stop nets pot cache

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Thomas Garcia A Georgia man is in federal custody following a traffic stop resulting in the seizure of 900 pounds of marijuana near Tucumcari.

Man faces felony drug charge

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Thomas Garcia More than 350 marijuana plants were seized from two separate pot farms operated in San Miguel and Guadalupe counties. Mark Hardage, 49, is being charged with felony marijuana distribution after New Mexico State Police seized marijuana worth $218,000 from both of his ranches, said Lt. Cleo Baker of the state police. Baker said […]

Police seize marijuana on Conchas ranch

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QCS Staff State police seized more than 350 marijuana plants and 85 pounds of packaged marijuana worth $218,000 at a ranch near Conchas. New Mexico State Police said Mark Hardage, 49, of Conchas, was charged with felony marijuana distribution Tuesday after a lengthy investigation. Agents with state police and the New Mexico Livestock Board said […]

State police seize 400 pounds of marijuana from plane crash

New Mexico State Police are investigating a Monday night “controlled crash” of a plane filled with more than 400 pounds of marijuana. NMSP Lt. Cleo Baker said the plane landed in a field south of Tucumcari. The pilot, identified as a 34-year-old man from Louisville, Ky., was traveling to an unknown location when he landed […]

State police seize 400 pounds of marijuana from plane crash:

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Thomas Garcia Quay: County Sun New Mexico State Police are investigating a Monday night “controlled crash” of a plane filled with more than 400 pounds of marijuana. NMSP Lt. Cleo Baker said the plane landed in a field south of Tucumcari. The pilot, identified as a 34-year-old man from Louisville, Ky., was traveling to an […]

Police: Man tried hiding dope after crashing on I-40

An El Paso, Texas man was charged with felony drug distribution Friday after New Mexico State Police say he tried to stash more than 200 pounds of marijuana under an overpass on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari. State police said Henry Alan Lowe, 40, lost control of his car and slammed into a snow-covered shoulder on […]

DEA finds pot farm north of Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia Federal drug officials, along with 25 soldiers from the New Mexico National Guard, raided a San Miguel County ranch on Friday and found 1,500 pounds of marijuana. The pot was valued at $2 milllion to $3 million, officials said. The ranch owner, along with many local law enforcement agencies, said they were not […]

Four arrested for distribution charges

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Four Quay County residents were arrested last weekend for felony distribution of marijuana. Ricky Sena, 33, Johnny Diaz, 34, Manuel “Nelson” Ramirez, 19, and Andrew Martinez, 18, all of Logan, were arrested by Logan police, Chief Bob Gore said. The arrests were the result of a four-month investigation by […]