Two people charged in drug trafficking cases
FARMINGTON — Two people were charged separately Monday in unrelated drug trafficking cases.
Jeromy Davis was charged in Aztec Magistrate Court with trafficking crack cocaine. Dallas Nix was charged in Farmington Magistrate Court with methamphetamine trafficking.
Both offenses are second-degree felonies.
A cash-only bond for Davis, 29, of Farmington, was set at $11,000. The bond for Nix, 24, of San Juan County, was set at $10,000.
Nix's attorney, Arlon Stoker, said he has not yet seen evidence in the case and therefore could not comment.
Davis has not yet retained legal representation, according to court records.
The San Juan County Sheriff's Office was notified June 22 that a towing company employee found two syringes in a vehicle towed to their lot after a traffic stop, according to arrest records.
Deputies seized the vehicle, which belonged to Davis, and searched it, records state. The deputies located the two syringes and a small plastic bag containing about 9 grams of crack cocaine, according to records.
One of the syringes contained a brown liquid, which tested positive for cocaine, records state.
A piece of crack cocaine was also located on the passenger side floorboard of the vehicle, records state.
Deputies noted in the complaint that one-tenth of a gram of crack cocaine typically sold for between $10 and $15. Nine grams of the drug was worth between $900 and $1,200, according to the records.
In a police interview, Davis denied the drugs and paraphernalia belonged to him, according to the affidavit, and claimed he purchased the vehicle only an hour before it was seized by deputies.
Nix was arrested March 10 after she was stopped while operating a stolen vehicle near mile marker 165 on U.S. Highway 550, according to arrest records.
Agents from the Region II Narcotics Task Force searched the vehicle and located 28 grams of methamphetamine, a cell phone, $71 in cash and a small ledger book, records state.
Police obtained a search warrant for the phone's records, which included text messages, according to records.
Several of the text messages appeared to be related to drug transactions, records state.
Steve Garrison covers crime and courts for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644.