Farmington man arraigned on drug charges

The Daily Times staff
Robert Organ Sr.

FARMINGTON — A Farmington resident pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Tuesday in federal court to drug trafficking charges, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Robert Organ Sr., 57, was arrested in March during a traffic stop, according to the criminal complaint. During the traffic stop, agents found Organ in possession of $1,896, 1.7 grams of methamphetamine, 0.9 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia, according to the complaint. When agents searched the car, they allegedly found 64 grams of heroin in three packages, 20 grams of methamphetamine and 13 grams of marijuana as well as prescription drugs, two cellular phones and drug paraphernalia.

A police raid in October of Organ's house allegedly had turned up drugs and stolen documents.

Organ has been charged with two counts of possession of with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, according to the press release. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 20 years in federal prison, according to the press release.