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 […]

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.

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 […]

I-40 eastbound back open after accident

QCS staff A single semi-tractor trailer accident three miles east of Santa Rosa stopped traffic on eastbound I-40 from Santa Rosa to Tucumcari for over an hour and sent the driver to the hospital according to the New Mexico State Police dispatch. New Mexico Department of Transportation crews salted and sanded I-40 before reopening it […]

Two men arrested during traffic stop

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A routine traffic stop along Interstate 40 resulted in the arrest of two California men for trafficking narcotics and the seizure of cash, marijuana and a firearm. Michael Dulay, 24 and Jaime Pilar, 23, both of Milpitas, Calif., are being held in the Quay County Detention Center charged with […]

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 […]

Four miles of I-40 will be reduced to two lanes on Monday

By QCS Staff Traffic on I-40 near Montoya will be reduced to one lane each way, state officials said Friday in a press release. Beginning Monday, eastbound traffic on Interstate 40 near Montoya will be detoured to the westbound lanes, according to a press release from the state’s Department of Transportation District 4 and Fisher […]

Man abandons $205,950 after traffic stop

By QCS Staff Tucumcari police said they took $205,950 in cash for safekeeping Wednesday following a routine traffic stop near Love’s truck stop at Mountain Road and Interstate 40. A police news release reported the money was found in the trunk of a Minnesota man’s four-door sedan after the man ran a stop sign and […]

One Lane: Repairs under way on US 54 bridge

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Traffic over the Canadian River Bridge on U.S. 54 near Logan, is reduced to one lane for emergency repairs of a bridge expansion joint, according to the state’s Department of Transportation. Traffic control devices are in place and estimated time of completion of bridge repairs is about one month ending on Nov. 24.

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 […]