Sheriff’s office arrested three men after a suspected drug deal
Otero County Narcotics Enforcement Unit agents arrested three men after a suspected drug deal on a Chaparral Street Feb. 21, Sheriff Benny House said.
“While in Chaparral, the narcotics agents observed two vehicles located in the 800 block of Luna,” House said. “Due to the suspicious activity of the subjects occupying the two vehicles, the Otero County Sheriff’s Office initiated two separate traffic stops.”
House said while narcotics agents were speaking wi cheap nike air max th an occupant of one of the vehicles, a man later identified as Alex Ruiz, 23, allegedly tried to conceal items near his ankle.
Officers allegedly found about 6 baggies of suspected heroin on Ruiz afte cheap nike air max r searching Ruiz, House said.
According to Otero County Magistrate Court records, Ruiz is charged with one count of second degree felony trafficking a controlled substance (heroin) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. House said.
Ruiz was jailed at the Otero County Detention Center on a $21,000 no 10 percent bond pending his appearance in court.
During the investigation, a second man, later identified as Warren Vasquez, 24, allegedly exited the vehicle and fled toward an outbuilding, House said.
“Officers located Vasquez and through the course of their investigation located paraphernalia associated w cheap nike air max ith the smoking of methamphetamine as well as a small plastic baggie containing a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine,” he said.
According to court records obtained by the Daily News, Vasquez is charged with one count of fourth degree felony possession of a controlled substance and one count of special penalty misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
House said Vasquez was jailed at OCDC on a $6,000 no 10 cheap nike air max percent bond pending Vasquez’s appearance in court.
During the traffic stop, agents also made contact with a third man, later identified as Rudolfo Hernandez, 21, who was driving the vehicle, he said.
“While attempting to speak with Hernandez, it appeared that he had an item concealed in his mouth, which was obstructing his speech pattern,” House said. “Hernandez did spit the item out of his mouth and the item was a small pink plastic baggie which contained five smaller bags of a brown powdery substance which did field test positive for heroin.”
According to court records, Hernandez is charged with one count of second degree felony trafficking of a controlled substance and fourth degree felony tampering with evidence.