Drugs and Addiction

Former police chief turned crime commissioner discusses challenges in NM

66 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Retired New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas is once again getting paid to tackle crime. “Honestly it’s time to bring the hammer. I know a lot of people don’t like to hear that,” Kassetas said. “Instead of sitting on the sidelines, which I’m really

Regulators revoke license of Albuquerque cannabis business

114 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico regulators revoked the license of an Albuquerque cannabis business and ordered them to pay nearly $300,000 in fines. According to the NM Regulations and Licensing Division, Golden Roots is the third cannabis business to have its license revoked. They are reportedly the first

Traffic stop leads to drug bust in Cibola County

120 Views   CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A routine traffic stop on I-40 is giving News 13 a look at one of the ways drugs are flooding into our state. Last month, a driver, identified as Manuel Pinon-Duran, pulled over for a New Mexico State Police officer in Cibola County

Legislative committee talks CARA program reforms

159 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – On the heels of an Albuquerque town hall, New Mexico state lawmakers are learning more about the state’s new plan to improve the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act, or CARA.

The hold fentanyl has on New Mexico

160 Views   Local officials and survivors know the dangers of fentanyl — but they both agree there are resources to help people beat the addiction before it gets the best of them ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s in our communities, it’s found wherever we go, and it’s something Bernalillo County officials

SWAT activations: Will we see more as officers serve more warrants?

195 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – APD’s Tactical Division has had a busy year. There has been 53 callouts so far this year, compared to 29 at this same time last year. “Tactical activations are purely reactive, we’re reacting to events emerging within our community, and responding to the requests of

Gov. Lujan Grisham revives commission to fight organized crime

219 Views   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