Four arrested for meth possession

Four Tucumcari residents were arrested Thursday for possession of a controlled substance — 18.2 grams of methamphetamine, which has a street value of about $1,100, according to court documents and State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. The possession of a controlled substance is a fourth-degree felony. The four, arrested at an apartment at W. Route 66 […]

Class trains to spot a meth lab

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Many people would not even know if they walked into a meth lab –not even those who were looking for it, according to New Mexico State Police Lt. Frank Musitano. That was exactly the reason Musitano was on hand in Tucumcari from his post in Las Cruces – to give a […]

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 […]