Region II serves 2 search warrants in Aztec

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Region II Narcotics Task Force

P.O. Box 3500, Farmington NM 87499

(505) 566-2222 Fax: (505) 327-2268

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Press Release

For Immediate Release: 02/02/2011

Nature of Incident: Region II serves 2 search warrants in Aztec

Contact: Region II Narcotics Task Force

Lt. Neil Haws, Director

On 02/02/2011 Region II, Sheriff’s Office SWAT and Farmington Police K-9 teams served search warrants for trafficking narcotics on two residences in Aztec at approximately 0100 AM. Both Residences were located in the same trailer park.

51 year old Ruben Reyes Romero and 30 year old Janie Jacquez were arrested. Romero was booked at the San Juan County Detention Center on charges trafficking Methamphetamine, Felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jacquez was booked at the San Juan County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking Methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

During this operation agents seized nearly 4 ounces of Methamphetamine, 47 grams of marijuana, over $500.00 cash, and 3 semi-automatic handguns. The narcotics have an estimated street value of over $14,000.00.

Region II would like to thank SWAT and the K-9 teams for their assistance in this operation, especially the Gang unit investigators and the Sheriff’s S.E.T. for their assistance in the investigation prior to the search warrants.

Ruben Romero has an extensive criminal history involving distribution of narcotics, firearms possession, battery and resisting arrest.

This investigation is ongoing with future arrests expected.