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Los Alamos Police Sgt. Jason Herrera led the search that resulted in the 1:30 a.m. capture of Leslie Kathryn Draper behind a Taco Bell in Albuquerque Tuesday.
Draper, 23, has been on the lam for several weeks in connection with a suspected meth lab operation discovered on Villa Street.
She had been staying at the home since October while allegedly attending an Alabama court-ordered drug rehabilitation program in the local area, although her attendance in such a program hasn’t been confirmed.
“LAPD’s investigations division has been tracking Draper’s whereabouts through various communication methods,” Herrera said. “In working with the division and Det. Doug Johnson, I traveled to Albuquerque Monday evening and met with Sgt. Wayne Shelton from the Region 3 Narcotics Task Force as well as state police.”
Herrera, an undercover officer and two state police officers apprehended Draper and another woman behind the Taco Bell near Juan Tabo and Lomas, Herrera said, adding that coincidentally the other woman had a drug-related warrant out in her name as well.
Magistrate Judge Pat Casados set Draper’s bond at $100,000 in late February. She will be extradited from Albuquerque to Los Alamos to face meth lab charges here, he said, before being extradited to Alabama to face charges there.
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