Drugs and Crime

Surge in New Mexico bank robberies

64 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) –New Mexico authorities continue to deal with a surge in bank robberies. The FBI is investigation two more that happened Wednesday. One happened around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Santa Fe, at a Wells Fargo on St. Michaels. Police say the suspect led Santa Fe Police on

Clovis murder suspect turns up in Oklahoma

64 Views   CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – A man wanted for murder in New Mexico has been arrested in Oklahoma. Last Friday, Clovis police were contacted by detectives from Oklahoma about 33-year-old David Valdez, who was suspected of criminal activity in a small Oklahoma town.

Video shows multi-agency drug raid on out-of-state family’s RV

181 Views   ESPAÑOLA, N.M. — A family traveling through New Mexico says they were assaulted by police – as they were just sleeping in their van – waiting on repairs. They uploaded the video to YouTube where it’s gotten a few thousand views. The short answer is the family was in

Las Cruces City Council Reviews Police Audit

207 Views   Between January and November of 2021, the Las Cruces Police Department recorded a total of twelve internal affairs cases, ranging from formal citizen complaints to internal investigations.

New Mexico residents fight for change as drug overdoses continue to rise

70 Views   Methamphetamine and fentanyl are driving the increase of deadly overdoses in New Mexico, contributing to 78% of overdose deaths last year. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Leaders in Albuquerque are calling for change when it comes to drugs and addiction. On Monday, community members participated in a forum focusing on the epidemic

Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide

59 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal raid on a small household marijuana garden on tribal land in northern New Mexico is sowing confusion and resentment about U.S. drug enforcement priorities on Native American lands, as more states roll out legal marketplaces for recreational pot.