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White Rock man arrested in Pojoaque

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Crime: Justin Stone allegedly involved in ditching a car containing a mobile meth lab

By The Staff

Justin Stone, 25, of White Rock, was arrested by officers from Santa Fe Police and Sheriff’s Department in Pojoaque Monday morning.

Stone allegedly ditched a car containing a “mobile meth lab” and ran away from police in Santa Fe Friday.

According to police, Stone, who listed his address as 711 Meadows Lane, drove away after he was pulled over for running a red light near Cerrillos Road and Richards Ave. early Friday morning. Stone allegedly abandoned the car nearby and police later found meth-making materials in the vehicle. His passenger,

Emma Keener, 20, of Los Alamos, was taken into custody on outstanding warrants.

Santa Fe police worked with Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputies for Monday’s arrest, which was made at a mobile home in Pojoaque.

“We received a tip to his whereabouts and we took him into custody without incident,” Lt. Louis Carlos of Santa Fe police told the New Mexican.

Stone was charged with trafficking a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to comply. Police said Stone had 10 outstanding warrants.

Stone was booked into the Santa Fe County Detention Center.

In addition to serving Stone with the multiple warrants, additional charges for fleeing police may be filed.

The case is being forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office, Carlos said.

Stone was previously charged with trafficking methamphetamine and conspiracy in connection with a meth lab bust in January 2011 at a residence in the 1700 block of Paseo de Peralta, as well as a 2006 drug bust.

Stone, meanwhile, has 10 outstanding warrants including one issued by Sandoval County on the charges of Aggravated Burglary, Conspiracy, and Larceny of a Firearm and Larceny over $200.

In the 2006 case, Stone’s arrest subsequently led to the discovery of hundreds of classified Los Alamos National Laboratory documents at a mobile home in Los Alamos.

Stone was arrested for a probation violation, but a police search of the mobile home where he was renting a room, turned up not only drug paraphernalia but the top secret LANL records.

Then-lab worker Jessica Quintana, who owned the mobile home, acknowledged sneaking the documents out of the lab so she could do work at home and she was eventually sentenced to two years’ probation.