Meth Trafficking in Lea County

AUTHORITIES PUT A MAJOR DENT IN THE METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING BUSINESS IN LEA COUNTY ON THURSDAY. TEN PEOPLE FROM SEVERAL STATES ARE NOW UNDER ARREST FOLLOWING A MULTI-AGENCY INVESTIGATION INTO DRUG TRAFFICKING IN LEA COUNTY. SUSPECTS FROM HOBBS, JAL, LA LUZ AND LOVINGTON WERE CAUGHT UP IN THE OPERATION, ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHERS FROM ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY TOOK 53 KILOGRAMS OF METH OFF THE STREETS, ALONG WITH 354 GRAMS OF HEROIN AND 20 FIREARMS. TWO OF THE SUSPECTS REMAIN ON THE RUN AT THIS TIME. ALL THE SUSPECTS FACE CHARGES OF CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, INCLUDING METH.

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