Traffic stop leads to marijuana arrest

By QCS Staff The Quay County Sheriff’s Office arrested two male suspects for trafficking marijuana at 7:50 a.m. on Monday, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Mark Dahlsten stopped Stanley Bishop, 40, from Phoenix, Ariz., and IIlan Davis, 25, also from Phoenix, for following too closely and failing to stop at […]

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 […]

Charges against Logan man reduced

By QCS Staff Charges against Shane Vest of Logan were reduced after a second hearing this week in Quay County Magistrate Court, according to court documents. Vest’s bond was dropped to $1,500 from $6,000 after the nine charges against him were reduced to three. Vest is charged with a felony count of possession of marijuana […]

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 […]

K-9 helps sniff cache of marijuana

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun With the help of a police dog, local police were able to seize 342 pounds of marijuana, police officials said. The dog sniffed out marijuana that was hidden in a pontoon boat, said Tucumcari Police consultant Daniel Lopez. The marijuana was found last month during a routine traffic stop […]

March 1975

Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, awarded $200 scholarships each to Carol Bugard, Kathy Hunnicutt, Cathy Coughenour, Karen Osborn and Mary Jane Bell. … The New Mexico State Police made four drug seizures for the month of March. Officers seized: 50,000 amphetamine pills following a vehicle registration check about give miles west of Tucumcari; 150 kilos […]

March 1976

The New Mexico State Police arrested two men for transportation of marijuana after a routine safety check along I-40. The two men had 64 pounds of marijuana estimated at $32,000. … Many Tucumcari residents showed up at the Allsup’s store for a chance at a free bag of groceries. During a two-day period the store […]

Police seize drugs

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Police Department seized 559 pounds of marijuana — with a street value estimated at $894,400 — on Sunday on East Main Street during a routine traffic stop, according to a press release from police. “It appears that the marijuana may have been heading to Amarillo,” said the […]

February 1975

Robert Doughty of Tucumcari was named the district attorney for the 12th Judicial District. … KOBTV Channel 67 out of Albuquerque could finally be picked up through cable and antenna after a 100-watt receiver was placed on the Beasley Mesa near Montoya. … Tucumcari mayor James E. Saltz, Jr. proclaimed Feb. 17-21 as National Future […]

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 […]