Three arrested in drug bust

CMI Staff A Clovis man and two Arizona residents were arrested Tuesday afternoon after police discovered 11 ounces of cocaine during a raid of a residence in the Wheatridge Estates in southwest Clovis, according to a Region V Drug Force spokesman. Joel Jimenez, 37, of Clovis, Luis Fierro Sr., 40, and Luis Fierro Jr., 20, […]

Bronchos bust Hounds

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Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico ENMU forward Tyler Jefferson gets his shot off over Central Oklahoma guard Tyler Phillips during the first half of Monday’s Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico correspondent PORTALES — Fortunately personnel at Eastern New Mexico University will have the long holiday […]

Three Portales women arrested in drug bust

Freedom New Mexico Three Roosevelt County women were arrested on drug charges on Wednesday, a joint effort by Roosevelt and Curry county sheriff’s offices, Portales and Clovis police departments. The arrests were made in the 800 block of South Avenue G. A narcotics search warrant was executed and during the search deputies found methamphetamine, cocaine […]

Press Release: Charges filed in alleged porn bust

Police bust cockfighting operation

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New Mexico State Police police Sunday morning animal control officers euthanized 53 roosters they said they seized while smashing a cockfighting operation in southwest Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police said the scene of an illegal cockfighting event in Clovis on Saturday night was littered with about 100 dead birds and many more […]

Police bust Clovis cock fighting ring

Clovis – Through a tip, the New Mexico State Police scrambled resources and busted up a Cock Fighting Ring in Eastern, NM. The tip lead to over 90 Arrests, Seized 52 Roosters, Cocaine, Marijuana and additional narcotics used on the animals. Yesterday evening a tipster came forward to State Police in Clovis and provided information […]

Sheriff, Portales Police bust drug house

(Roosevelt County, NM) – On Thursday September 24, 2009, Deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and Officers with the Portales Police Department conducted a Narcotics search warrant in the 500 block of East 1st Street. Prior to the search warrant the Region 5 Drug Task Force received information concerning the distribution of marijuana at […]

Arrest made in connection with meth bust

CNJ staff One Clovis man is under arrest and a warrant has been issued for another in connection with a methamphetamine lab discovered at a city hotel by police earlier this week. Christopher “Jason” Kidd, 31, is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on $33,500 bond, jail officials said. He is charged […]

Police make marijuana bust

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Police arrested a Portales man Saturday and seized 42 marijuana plants growing at a Portales residence, according to a press release from the Portales Police Department. Robert Hawkins, 37, was arrested on outstanding warrants from Curry County for aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, failure to appear and phone harassment after police […]

Drug bust only highlights need for better tactics

Freedom New Mexico In the wake of mass arrests at San Diego State University recently, one fraternity member was quoted in the Los Angeles Times as saying, “This looks bad for the whole Greek system.” Adam Klein was referring to the fact that many of the arrested students were members of fraternities. Actually, who this […]

Two arrested after Clovis dope sting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Two Clovis residents have been arrested in connection with attempting to smuggle 30 pounds of marijuana into the city, according to police. Officials have declined to identify the 24- and 34-year-olds arrested, citing an ongoing investigation. Otero County Sheriff’s office narcotics officers made the first arrest late Thursday at a […]

Portales police arrest six in drug bust

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Local police conducted drug-bust operations on Thursday night, which led to the arrests of six individuals, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Berry said Portales police officers worked with deputies from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department on drug raids, which began shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday. “Most of the narcotics […]

Hotel Clovis artifact still missing

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Jesus Ramirez, an employee with the City of Clovis’ welding department, watches as a metal beam that connected the Hotel Clovis with an old package store is removed Tuesday for security purposes. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By William Thompson New Mexico’s historic preservation division has joined in the search for an Indian bust reported […]

Cops bust duo

By Darrell Todd Maurina It won’t shut down the flow of methamphetamine to Clovis, but police say a Monday evening drug bust at a Clovis truck stop will put a significant dent in the availability of meth on Clovis streets. Shane Burton, 30, and Russell Lasner, 26, both of Clovis, are in the Curry County […]