US indicts 9 in alleged Deming-based drug ring

October 19, 2012 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A federal indictment accuses nine individuals of participating in a Deming-based ring that allegedly distributed large amounts of methamphetamine in several southern New Mexico [auth] communities.

Federal authorities say the ring allegedly distributed methamphetamine in Deming, Las Cruces and Sunland Park.

The eight-count indictment announced Thursday is the result of a multi-agency investigation during which undercover agents infiltrated the ring.

Participating agencies included the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, the FBI and the Las Cruces Metro Narcotics Agency.

Federal officials say six people charged in the indictment were arrested Thursday, while one was already in custody and two others are considered fugitives.

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