Clah is accused of trafficking a controlled substance.


FARMINGTON — A warrant has been issued for a Farmington man accused of trafficking a controlled substance after allegedly selling methamphetamine at a gas station.

David Clah, 23, is accused of trafficking a controlled substance, a second-degree felony, according to court records.

The warrant was issued Friday with Clah's bond to be determined at his first appearance in Farmington Magistrate Court, according to court documents.

Clah is accused of being in possession of a small plastic bag filled with multiple smaller baggies with a "crown symbol" on them, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

Evalene Morgan, 39, allegedly purchased a bag with a "crown symbol" on it from Clah around 10:50 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the Giant gas station at 531 E. Broadway Ave., according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

The bag had a substance that tested positive for meth.

Morgan has been accused of possession of a controlled substance, a fourth-degree felony and a petty misdemeanor charge for speeding, according to court records.

She has been released from the San Juan County Adult Detention Center following her first appearance in Aztec Magistrate Court, according to court records.

Morgan has not retained legal representation as of this morning.

Officers for the New Mexico State Police initiated a traffic stop for the vehicle Morgan was driving and a vehicle Clah was a passenger in after officers observed a male later identified as Clah enter Morgan's vehicle for less than a minute and exit, the affidavit states.

The traffic stops were initiated because both vehicles failed to make a complete stop as they crossed the sidewalk area while exiting the gas station onto East Broadway Avenue.

The vehicle Clah was a passenger in pulled into the parking lot at the Brentwood Inn and Garden at 600 E. Broadway Ave.

During the traffic stop, one of the passengers, Michael Toledo, 26, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear/contempt of court for child support, according to court documents.

The driver of the vehicle, Brandy Dimas, 21, had a warrant issued on Friday for her arrest for a misdemeanor count of use or possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court records.

Dimas told police she had meth in her purse during the traffic stop, according to court documents.

A K9 was requested to the scene based on the inconstancy of statements from the passengers and Dimas' admission of meth in the vehicle, the affidavit states.

The K9 officer for the Farmington Police Department arrived on scene and the K9 alerted to the left, rear passenger door.

The vehicle was towed and a small plastic bag filled with multiple small bags was found in the rear, left door of the vehicle during the execution of a search warrant.

Clah was sentenced on July 18 in district court to probation scheduled to end on Aug. 2, 2018, for a conviction for misdemeanor attempt to commit a felony (possession of a controlled substance) and driving while license revoked, according to court documents.

Anyone with information about Clah's location is encouraged to call San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-8477 or non-emergency dispatch at 505-334-6622.

Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.

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