Press Release: Drug probe yields theft charges

from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dustin Nelson, 31,
of Clovis New Mexico, on Wednesday July 01, 2009 for Receiving Stolen
Property during a follow-up investigation.

Initially Deputies responded to Oasis State Park to locate a male
subject who attempted to purchase marijuana from an off duty Portales
Police Officer who was at the park not acting in an undercover capacity.

Deputies made contact with Mr. Nelson’s father at a campsite and
learned that Mr. Nelson had departed the area in a red truck. Deputies
waited for Mr. Nelson to return and made contact with him a short time
later at the same campsite.

While speaking with Mr. Nelson Deputies observed a bicycle and
camping equipment in the truck which had store tags from Wal-Mart
attached to them.

Deputies questioned Mr. Nelson on scene who denied the attempt to
purchase marijuana but did admit to stealing the items in the truck
from the Portales Wal-Mart.

The value of the items was in excess of $1,100.00. Mr. Nelson was
arrested on scene and charged with Receiving Stolen Property a Fourth
Degree felony with a $5,000.00 bond.

Additional Felony charges are pending.