11/6 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 2 a.m. Thursday, police officers searched an SUV with four juvenile males inside. The car was parked in a soccer field on the 2600 block of Echols Street. The car had a broken light, the driver failed a field sobriety test […]

Police searching for suspects in marijuana find

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Police are searching for multiple suspects they believe were attempting to transport a large quantity of marijuana on a passenger bus. Clovis Police discovered more than 54 pounds of pre-packaged marijuana in two suitcases Monday afternoon at the Greyhound Bus Station on Pile Street. The estimated street value of […]

Police blotter 9-11

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded Wednesday to a call of a man lying on the grass in the 700 block of Wallace St. Upon checking the male, police noted that he was a minor and he smelled strongly of alcohol. Once the subject […]

8/28 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a report of a fight in progress Aug. 2, at a bar in the 700 block of Prince Street. On arrival they observed a man lying on the ground. The subject was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center. Witnesses […]

Talk to children about making good choices

Freedom Newspapers T he next target of the anti-drug hysteria that stems from our nation’s drug war could well be something many Americans have never heard of: marijuana-flavored lollipops. Marketed by several makers under names such as “Pot Suckers,” the candies contain no THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. But that doesn’t stop rabid drug […]

Woman faces child-abuse charges

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A Portales woman faces child-abuse charges after her child tested positive for a chemical found in marijuana, according to police reports. Catherine Houston-Sprayberry, 23, of Portales, faces charges of abandonment or abuse of a child, possession of paraphenalia and possession of marijuana. The abuse charge is resulting from the 2-month-old child’s […]

3/17 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police initiated a traffic stop Friday in the area of Rio and Jefferson streets. Upon approaching the car, the officer smelled marijuana. The subject stated that he had not been smoking, but another subject had been riding in his car earlier and […]

2/6 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded Jan. 28 to a local alternative school where there was a report of possession of marijuana. The principal of the school said he overheard a student tell another student he had some “bud.” When confronted by school officials, the student […]

Letters to the Editor: Smoking ban about power, control

Clovis’ mayor thinks he has found a way to distance himself from the wrath of the smoking public by pawning his dirty work off on state lawmakers. And jumping right on the bandwagon: those ever-nauseating, anti-smoking propagandists known as Curry Citizens Concerned About Tobacco. Have you ever wondered why those people just want to ban […]

1/23 Police blotter

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Officers responded Monday to a store in the 1000 block of Mitchell Street in reference to a fraud in progress. A subject was trying to cash in stolen lottery tickets. When questioned, the subject said he had been given the […]

Police blotter 1-19

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Friday to the 1400 block of St. Andrews Drive in reference to a fraud report. The officer spoke with a woman who said she had been ripped off by a door-to-door magazine salesman. She said a man came to […]

Clinical trials are prescription for marijuana

Freedom Newspapers During U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Ashcroft v. Raich, the latest medical marijuana case, Justice Stephen Breyer said last month that instead of passing a patchwork of state laws, medical marijuana advocates would be better off petitioning the Food and Drug Administration to have marijuana, or cannabis, reclassified as a prescription drug. […]

Government’s power discretion at issue in case

It is always amusing (if seldom enlightening) to observe lawyers pontificating on medical topics. The medical marijuana case, Ashcroft v. Raich, heard recently by the U.S. Supreme Court, however, will turn not on whether lawyers and justices know much about medicine — hint: they don’t — but on whether certain conservative justices really mean it […]

People have rights, not states or governments

by Tibor Machan The bulk of liberals are an inconsistent lot. Take, for example, their support of the pro-choice position in the abortion controversy. These same people are almost uniformly hostile to choice in many other areas. Just ask them if they support choice in developing one’s own property as one likes, or whether one […]

Supreme Court should have an interesting year

Freedom Newspapers Some observers say the term of the U.S. Supreme Court that began Monday will be more nuts-and-bolts housekeeping than an occasion for landmark jurisprudence. But when housekeeping touches issues such as the relative power and scope of the national government compared to state governments, federal sentencing guidelines and the permissible scope of eminent […]

Traffic amendment a blatant attack on right to free speech

Freedom Newspapers Last week, an important case regarding free-speech rights was argued in federal court in the nation’s capital. Although it attracted little attention, it has the potential to widen the debate about federal drug policy — and has already highlighted the intellectual weakness of the most fervid drug warriors. At issue is the Istook […]

Police Blotter 4/4

About 11 a.m. Wednesday, agents of the Region 5 Drug Task Force converged on a home at the 500 block of Tennessee with an arrest warrant. A woman drove away from the home in a green Dodge truck as officers approached, and officers stopped the vehicle on the grounds that they believed the woman was […]

Police Blotter 3/28

About 1:30 p.m. Monday, police responded to the apartment office at 1000 N. MLK regarding a woman who had been attacked several days earlier. The woman told police she had left her car and begun to walk to her apartment when she noticed three males following her. She tried to run up the stairs but […]

Cops and Courts: Two arrested on drug charges

Darrell Todd Maurina The Region V Drug Task Force arrested two people accused of drug trafficking last weekend, Sgt. Jay Longley said. The Clovis Police Department called task force officers to La Quinta Inn on Feb. 20 and arrested Terrance Jones, 21, on a charge of possession with intent to traffic a controlled substance. Jones […]

High-speed chase in Clovis ends with wrecked car, arrested driver

Cops and Courts An 18-year-old Clovis man was arrested Tuesday after leading three law enforcement agencies on a chase that ended with the man crashing his car. Officials said the chase exceeded 70 mph and the man’s two stepchildren were inside the car. No one was seriously injured, officials said. Complaints against Sergio Silguero, 18, […]