Meth lab bust charges filed

PNT Staff Report Charges of manufacturing a controlled substance were filed in magistrate court on Wednesday against three subjects arrested in connection with seized meth labs in Portales. “The investigation is still ongoing and there could be additional arrests and charges filed,” Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Deputy Malin Parker said. Manufacturing charges were filed against Cody […]

Officers seize suspected meth labs

PNT Staff Report Acting on an anonymous tip Sunday, the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office seized three separate facilities believed to be methamphetamine labs and arrested three people in the process, according to a news release. One subject has been charged with parole violation and faces a pending warrant for manufacture of a controlled substance. He […]

Photography technology gives new vision to local hobbyist

Mr. Chandler is a weekend photographer from the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron. Janet Taylor-Birkey While Rick Chandler spends his work day at the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron office, much of his free time is spent playing in a bluegrass band, doing leather work and taking shots at just about anything that will stand still. While […]

Anti-meth bill restricting cold medicines advances in Senate

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of cold medicines used to make methamphetamine would be restricted under a bill that cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday after lawmakers forged a compromise protecting state prerogatives. The legislation would require stores to sell Sudafed, Nyquil and other medicines containing pseudoephedrine only from behind the pharmacy […]

Suggested meth ordinance has critics

By David Irvin Phyllis Roberts is worried she might be pegged as a meth producer. Some of the signs are there: She buys cold medicine in bulk quantities and lives on a reclusive ranch six miles outside Elida. What else could she be doing out there? Well, sneezing and sniffling a lot, the city of […]

Chandler: Kids affected too many times by meth labs

By David Irvin Yellow space suits, high-powered rifles and your parents screaming as some stranger drags them away. The methamphetamine bust as seen by the child on the inside, officials say, is a frightening thing. But according to statistics from the New Mexico State Police, this unfortunate drama is fairly common. When a methamphetamine lab […]