White Rock man enters plea in SF drug case

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By Whitney Jones

Justin Stone, 26, of White Rock, pleaded not guilty in Santa Fe District Court to attempted drug trafficking — a second degree felony - and misdemeanor larceny charges after spending the last few months and his April 16 birthday behind bars at the Santa Fe County Jail.

Stone was arrested in February for allegedly having a “mobile meth lab” in his car.

Previous Los Alamos Monitor reports state that Stone drove away from police after he was pulled over for running a red light in Santa Fe. Stone allegedly abandoned the car nearby and police later found meth-making materials in the vehicle.

The Santa Fe County Sherrif’s Department in conjunction with Santa Fe Police learned of Stone’s whereabouts and arrested him at a mobile home in Pojoaque.

According to an online inmate look-up, Stone had at least three additional prior warrants for his arrest.

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.

The condition of Stone’s release is a $10,000 cash-only bond.