Cops and courts: Clovis man sentenced on drug charges

A 36-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to five years in prison Aug. 18 after being found guilty on drug and forgery charges, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office.

Willie Trujillo was found guilty of forgery, two counts of possession of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charges stem from three separate incidents in March and April.

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A 31-year-old Clovis woman was placed on five years probation and ordered to pay $39,000 restitution Aug. 18 on forgery and embezzlement charges, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.

Rachel Searcy did not plead guilty to the charges, according to her attorney, Michael Garrett, only the conditions set forth by the judge.

Garrett said he could not comment further on the case because of the court agreement.

According to the district attorney’s office, Searcy wrote checks to herself totaling $39,000 from KTQM radio, where she worked as a bookkeeper.

She was arrested by Clovis police in April 2004.

She was ordered to pay no less than $650 a month to the radio station over the next five years or until the $39,000 is returned.

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A 26-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to a year in jail Monday for abuse of an aerosol spray, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.

Mario Urban was convicted by a jury on March 16 for what police describe as “huffing” spray paint, the release said.

According to court testimony, Urban was operating a motor vehicle while inhaling fumes from a paint-soaked rag.

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A Clovis grand jury found probable cause Friday to proceed with child pornography charges against a 53-year-old Tucumcari truck driver, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.

Acting on an anonymous phone tip, police say they discovered three loose-leaf binders July 7 containing child pornography in the cab of a semi-truck assigned to James Olsson at a local trucking company.

Olsson was being held Saturday on a $50,000 bond in the Curry County Adult Detention Center.

The maximum penalty for the charges, which total 60 counts, is 90 years in jail, according to the district attorney’s office.

Cops and Courts was compiled by CNJ Managing Editor Rick White. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or:
rick_white@link.freedom.com