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LAPD makes two drug arrests

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By Tris DeRoma

The Los Alamos County Police Department made two drug arrests last week as part of a ongoing investigation that stemmed back over a year ago, where several drug arrests were made due to subjects manufacturing and trafficking methamphetamine.

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Two females, Doe Chapman, 55, and Chliuyen “Cyd” Shockey, 38, both of Los Alamos, were arrested Sept. 26.

Both were charged with trafficking methamphetamine, conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shockey also had additional charges for possession of several different types of controlled medication without a prescription.

Both females were arrested at separate locations simultaneously, while LAPD detectives and patrol officers moved quickly and obtained search warrants.

LAPD Capt. Randy Foster said overall, approximately 47.7 grams of methamphetamine was seized, as well as $1,410 in cash. The price of methamphetamine can vary, however. The street value of the meth seized can go anywhere from $2,800 to $4,700 for that amount.

“I am very proud of the hard work on this case by all officers and detectives that were involved. The results of their hard work will have a long lasting positive impact on this community,” Foster said.

LAPD Detective Sgt. Oliver Morris said, “This is a big victory on addressing the drug issues in our community. I have been personally approached by members of this community concerned about local drug activity. I take these reports seriously. I believe Los Alamos is better than many other areas affected by illegal drugs however, I have seen how drugs like meth and other drugs drive up our burglaries and other related crimes and when we combat this issue it is better for everyone in our community. I still believe there is much more work to be done and we will be following up on many more leads as a result of this case.”

It was an informant who eventually blew the whistle on the two women, telling police details of their drug operation.
According to police, the informant would drive the crystal meth in from Albuquerque to Chapman’s house in White Rock.

Shockey would then come to Chapman’s house and pick up a supply of the drug to distribute in Los Alamos.

Police also took from Chapman’s house a notebook that was used as a ledger to record the drug deals. There was also a letter from Chapman to Shockey that talked about details of the business..

According to the New Mexico Courts website, Chapman made her first appearance in front of magistrate judge Pat Casados Sept. 28. Chapman’s next appearance in court is scheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 8.

Shockey had court appearances on Sept. 28 and Oct. 1, according the website and has a status hearing scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 24. Foster said that Chapman bonded out of the Los Alamos Detention Center on a $30,000 cash or surety bond. Foster said Shockey was still in the Los Alamos Detention Center and Casados set her bond at $50,000.