Woman accused of trying to smuggle drugs into jail

Freedom New Mexico A 19-year-old woman was arrested Monday after investigators said she tried to smuggle drugs into the jail. Marina Lopez is being held on $105,000 bond on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance, attempting to furnish drugs to a prisoner and child abuse. Sunday, investigators with the Curry County […]

Police blotter — Sept. 10

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. Aug. 26 an officer on duty at Marshall Middle School was informed of possible narcotics. An administrator told the officer he had information a male student was smoking marijuana and selling drugs on campus. The officer spoke […]

War on drugs has humiliating ramifications

Freedom New Mexico It is encouraging that the U.S. Supreme Court so strongly condemned Thursday the decision by officials in an Arizona school district to strip-search a 13-year-old girl because they suspected she might have some Ibuprofen pain reliever in her undergarments. The amazing thing is that even one justice (Clarence Thomas) dissented, and that […]

Two caught with stolen goods

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police said a man and a woman accused of stealing prescription drugs from CJ’s Pill Box Friday were caught literally holding the bag. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said Taylor Watson, 24, whose last known address is 212 North Indio, and Jenna L. Bender, 19, of Clovis,

Banned drugs provide great medical benefit

Freedom New Mexico Baseball player Alex Rodriguez finally came clean Monday, admitting he took performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-2003 while he played with the Texas Rangers. The admission follows a Sports Illustrated report that Rodriguez was one of 104 players who tested positive for such drugs in a 2003 survey. It’s important to note that at […]

Police: Drugs found after fatal car chase

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Police said cocaine and alcohol were found in a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old Portales man who was killed Sunday when he fled from police and crashed into a tree, according to a report released Wednesday. Miguel Gutierrez-Ornelas died at the scene. His passenger, 30-year-old Celio Salazar, is listed […]

Inmate charged in drug smuggling attempt

CNJ staff A Curry County inmate was charged Friday with conspiring to smuggle drugs into the jail, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Sergio James, 31, orchestrated the delivery of the drugs for distribution within the facility, Waller said. James is still an inmate at the detention center. His bond was increased by $50,000, Waller said. […]

Clovis man gets 28 years in drug conviction

CNJ Staff A 35-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to 28 years imprisonment Monday for selling drugs, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. The sentence stems from a May trial in which Raymond Gonzales was convicted on three counts of distribution of methamphetamine. According to the release: Gonzales was arrested in April […]

Woman arrested on drug charges

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 33-year-old Clovis woman was arrested Thursday on drug charges, police said. Officers with the Region 5 Drug Task Force served a search warrant about 4:45 p.m. at 1409 N. Lea St. Officers seized 3 grams of methamphetamine, 5 grams of marijuana and multiple prescription drugs, which had been […]

Nov. 27, 1972

Two shotguns, ammunition, several hundred dollars and psychiatric drugs were stolen from the sheriff’s office and the mental health office inside the Curry County Courthouse. … Frank Brann, vice president and general manager of the Boyswear division of Levi Strauss and Co., told a Chamber of Commerce Banquet crowd that construction would soon begin on […]