Woman arraigned on meth charges

Staff Reports

Courtney Timms, one of 15 individuals arrested in a year-long methamphetamine trafficking investigation, stood Monday in federal court in Albuquerque as the last defendant in the case to be arraigned, Assistant United States Attorney Sharon Kimball said.

Officials searched eight Clovis locations on Nov. 3-4 as part of the year-long federal investigation into methamphetamine trafficking. Guns, an undisclosed amount of cash and a small amount of methamphetamine and paraphernalia were recovered, court records show.

Timms (born in 1973) was arrested in Lubbock on Nov. 3, the same day seven individuals were arrested in Clovis.
All 15 individuals indicted by a grand jury on Oct. 26 were taken into custody, arraigned and stood for their detention hearings, Kimball said Monday.

Troy Cole (born in 1965) was the last defendant to be arrested over Thanksgiving in Roswell, and was arraigned in federal court in Albuquerque last week, Kimball said.
The prosecution provided evidence to the defense, and defense counsels have until March 1 to review, make motions and provide evidence to the prosecution, Kimball said.

Trials are scheduled to begin in August, Kimball said.