The Otero County Narcotics Enforcement Unit Saturday arrested a Ruidoso Downs man at a United State Border Patrol Checkpoint with about a pound of methamphetamine, cocaine and prescription medication in his possession, according to Sheriff Benny House.
said a subsequent search of the man's house netted five more arrests, one ticket and the seizure of more drugs along with weapons and a surveillance system.
"Agents from the Otero
County Narcotics Enforcement Unit learned from a confidential source that there was a quantity of narcotics and paraphernalia associated with narcotics at a residence," he
said, adding that the residence was in Ruidoso Downs.
"Agents also learned that the occupant of that address ... was en route to El Paso to obtain a large quantity of narcotics and would be headed back to the Ruidoso area that day."
said OCNEU and Border Patrol agents initiated an investigation to locate the man and later found him at a border checkpoint.
"Through further investigation and a Border Patrol K-9 unit alert, U.S. Border Patrol located different quantities of narcotics within the vehicle," he
"Agents located approximately 9.3 grams of cocaine packaged in two separate packages and 27 alprazolam pills, digital scales and approximately $340 in U.S. currency," House said.
said agents located about one pound of methamphetamine in the man's vehicle.
During a search of Adeogba's Ruidoso Downs residence, police found more drugs, weapons and a surveillance system, House
They also arrested five more people, all allegedly in possession of methamphetamine and other drugs, including heroin.
Police found more than three ounces of methamphetamine during the search of the residence, House
Another person, Juana Martinez, 25, of Las Cruces, was ticketed for alleged resisting or obstructing an officer after running from police, House
said cooperative efforts are necessary for cases like this one to work and added that the LCSO
will conduct follow-up investigations in the case.