Man charged in drug sting at Farmington school

Steve Garrison

FARMINGTON — Police have issued a warrant for a 19-year-old Farmington man on allegations he attempted to sell methamphetamine to an undercover officer outside a local middle school.

Charles Bouren was charged Friday in Farmington Magistrate Court with possession with intent to traffick a controlled substance in a school zone, possession with intent to distribute marijuana in a school zone and drug paraphernalia possession.

Bouren's bond is set at $10,000.

A Farmington police officer used a fake social media account to contact Bouren on Aug. 27, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

The officer stated in the affidavit he had information that Bouren was involved in the sale of illegal narcotics, and the officer requested through the social media account that Bouren sell him "bud," or marijuana, and "clear," or meth.

Bouren agreed and suggested they meet at Hermosa Middle School, 1500 E. 25th St. in Farmington, according to the affidavit.

Officers met Bouren at the school, and he admitted to the officers he was there to sell drugs, the affidavit states.

Officers seized 0.4 grams of meth and 6 grams of marijuana from Bouren's vehicle, according to the affidavit.

Bouren was not arrested at the scene and remained wanted on the warrant this afternoon.

Trafficking a controlled substance in a school zone is a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 18 years in prison and $15,000 in fines.

Steve Garrison covers crime and courts for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644.