Police recently arrested Los Alamos resident Rowena L. MacDonald, 47, for storing methamphetamine for a drug dealer at her house at 76 Isleta Street in White Rock.
Police arrested her Nov. 21 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. She allegedly was keeping 42.7 grams (1.6 ounces) of the drug for a friend who was attempting to sell some of it in White Rock.
Police first became aware of the drugs when they arrested two suspects Nov. 6 as part of an investigation of drug dealing in White Rock and Los Alamos. The suspects were Daniel Hoth, of Los Alamos and Barry Simmons, of Albuquerque. Police were targeting Hoth, who was wanted on a Los Alamos District Court warrant for drug trafficking.
A search of the car, which was Hoth’s, revealed a small amount of methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia. The two were arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance, conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. They are due to appear in Los Alamos Magistrate Court sometime in January to face the charges against them.