Drugs and Crime

Gov. Lujan Grisham revives commission to fight organized crime

21 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office says they have a plan to crack down on the organized crime that is plaguing the state.  The Organized Crime Commission will investigate organized crime rings, come up with programs to address this crime, and give annual reports to both

New, deadly drug reportedly hits Albuquerque streets

57 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Just when we thought we were getting together some of the tools to fight the fentanyl crisis, there’s a new drug threatening some of New Mexico’s most vulnerable. A Good Samaritan’s trip to a relative’s house in Albuquerque’s International District took a dangerous turn last Friday

New drug mixture hits New Mexico, several overdoses reported

80 Views  Â Four overdoses reported in Colfax County within 48 hours COLFAX COUNTY, N.M. — A new warning from deputies and paramedics regarding what is being called ‘Tranq’ by the Drug Enforcement Administration. In just 48 hours, Colfax County deputies responded to three overdoses from what they believe is due to the

Felon faces federal charges after music videos leads FBI to gun bust

85 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A convicted felon is now facing federal charges after being arrested following an FBI home search. 37-year-old Julian Leyba has three prior felony convictions in Bernalillo County between 2005 and 2013 for drug trafficking, evidence tampering, and drug possession charges.

Mexican cartels playing a part in migrant crossings

78 Views  Â EL PASO, Texas — A southern New Mexico nonprofit organization says Mexican cartels are playing a part in migrants crossing the border. Ken Ferrone is the executive director of Catholic Charities of southern New Mexico. The only nonprofit in the southern portion of the state to handle asylum

Addressing overdose deaths in New Mexico

83 Views  Â Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — House Bill 263 sponsored by Rep. Tara L. Lujan and Rep. Dayan Hochman-Vigil, would expand on the existing Harm Reduction Act, which aims to cut down on overdoses.

New Mexico legislators consider creating cannabis police

145 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s cannabis industry is booming, according to sales data. Since recreational sales began in 2021, retailers have sold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth. But does the industry need more oversight?

New Mexico crime bills fail; lawmaker wants to see more bipartisan effort

125 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. — Last week, the governor held a news conference focused on tackling crime in New Mexico. “The national framework has worked, I believe, to pit political parties against each other on critical issues such as public safety that does no one any good anywhere,” Gov. Michelle