Steven Porter, a 46-year-old White Rock man who is facing 20 charges involving controlled substances — 13 felonies and seven misdemeanors — made his first court appearance before Magistrate Judge Pat Casados Tuesday.
Porter, who was arrested last weekend, was held on a $102,000 bond.
Bond was posted Tuesday and Porter was released from the Los Alamos Detention Center at 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to magistrate court clerk John Baca.
Porter’s next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 2.
Baca said Wednesday that Porter did not yet have a lawyer.
Police seized the drugs in Porter’s home after obtaining a search warrant to look for evidence to connect Porter to a rash of damage to property incidents. Police subsequently amended the search warrant to seize the controlled substances after they were found on Porter’s property.
This all started apparently in 2012.
According to the statement of probable cause, the Pajarito Acres Homeowners Association obtained a final judgment order from the First Judicial Court to have Porter tear down a structure, which was a covered patio, that he had built on his property located within Pajarito Acres in the 200 block of Rio Bravo. The court ruled that the patio was against the association’s bylaws.