Nov. 28 — Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records:

Tuesday

• About 5:40 p.m., a magistrate probation officer requested a police officer in the 200 block of South Avenue I to handle a narcotics violation.

When the police officer arrived, the probation officer told him a 21-year-old man on probation had tested positive for opiates during a recent urinary analysis. The probation officer said he searched the probationer’s apartment and found 11 white, oval-shaped pills in a green bottle.

The 21-year-old said the pills were hydrocodone, an opiate used to relieve pain or coughing, and he didn’t have a prescription for them.

The man said he’d been injured at work, but didn’t file a notice of accident or injury form in order to make a worker’s compensation claim. He said he didn’t tell his employer about the injury or seek medical treatment.

The man said a friend gave him the hydrocodone.

The police officer obtained the man’s permission to seize the pill and pill bottle as evidence, and confirmed the pills were hydrocodone and acetaminophen.

The police officer noted that charges were pending in the incident.