Drug Trafficking

I find the article on the Drug Trafficking arrests misleading with the inclusion of the specific charges and mug shots.  Two of the people weren't charged with anything having to do with drugs, according to the charges.  To include their information in this article is, in my opinion, misleading and unfair to them.  Unless people carefully read the charges associated with each person carefully, they will be lumped in with those who did have drug-related charges.  That's a very sad thing, and it gives me pause to think once again, that the Monitor is interested in sensationalism and that information published is misleading.  I understand readership has declined...please be more responsible in your reporting.  Ruining reputations in a small town as ours by including this misleading information is inexcusable.

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On the Docket 10-30-13

The information pertaining to these cases was derived from the dockets of the Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Courts.

Oct. 23

Saurabh Singh was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11-15 mph over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $75, and was ordered to pay a court fee of $65.

Matthew T. Richardson was found guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court of expired registration. Defendant was fined $50, and was ordered to pay a court fee of $65.

Oct. 24

Hsinglin Wang was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11-15 mph over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $75, and was ordered to pay a court fee of $65.

Valerie E. Chavez was found guilty of speeding six to 10 mph over the speed limit. Los Alamos Municipal Court fined the defendant $50, and she was ordered to pay a court fee of $65.

Kim T. Janetsky was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of expired registration. Defendant was fined $25, and was ordered to pay a court fee of $65.

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2 Broncos execs suspended for DUI arrests

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have suspended two executives who are facing drunken driving charges.

Director of player personnel Matt Russell was suspended indefinitely without pay Monday, and director of pro personnel Tom Heckert was suspended for a month without pay.

Both will be provided with confidential treatment and counseling services by the team and will have to comply with those programs before being allowed to return to work, team president Joe Ellis said.

Executive vice president John Elway's top two advisers were arrested and jailed on suspicion of drunken driving in separates incidents within a month of each other, giving the team its biggest black eye since a videotape scandal cost Josh McDaniels his job in 2010.

Russell, Elway's right-hand man, was arrested July 6 while celebrating his 40th birthday. He hit two vehicles, including a police SUV in Breckenridge, injuring an officer, and registered a 0.246 percent breath alcohol content, three times the legal threshold for a DUI violation in Colorado, according to the arrest affidavit.

Heckert's blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.162 percent upon his release seven hours after his June 11 arrest in Parker, according to a Douglas County Sheriff's Office report.

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Police: NM driver drove drunk while having sex

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man faces multiple charges after police say he was having sex with a woman while driving drunk and crashed, ejecting the woman from the vehicle.

The Albuquerque Journal reports 25-year-old Luis Briones was found with one shoe on and his shorts on inside-out Monday night after he wrecked his Ford Explorer in Albuquerque.

Police say Briones' female passenger was found naked outside the SUV after being ejected. She had deep cuts to her face and head.

Authorities allege Briones tried to drive away after the crash and leave his passenger behind, but a witness grabbed his keys from the ignition. He also allegedly tried to hide from responding officers behind a cactus.

Briones is charged with aggravated DWI, reckless driving and evading police.

No attorney was listed for him.

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Urgent Care founder indicted on drug, prostitution charges -- updated

By John Severance

A Santa Fe physician, also the founder and medical director of New Mexico MedWorks, Urgent Care Santa Fe, Los Alamos Urgent Care and Valley First Care in Española, is facing additional charges as the result of his arrest last May.

Richard Lieberman, 63, was indicted last month with a second-degree felony drug-trafficking count as well as the misdemeanor charge of patronizing a prostitute, according to his attorney Peter Schoenburg.

The attorney said the added charge had been a possibility since the beginning.

When asked about the trafficking charge, Schoenburg said all that is required in the statute is that there is a transfer of the drug between two people.

“If you smoke something and hand it to somebody else, it’s considered trafficking,” Schoenberg said. “It’s the broadest interpretation of the law.

Schoenburg said Tuesday that Lieberman will enter a not guilty plea. He said Lieberman enrolled in an out-of-state residential treatment facility weeks after his arrest in May and has another two months left as part of the rehabilitation program.

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Multiple Charges in Colo. Movie Theater Shooting


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Feds File Doping Charges Against Armstrong

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has filed formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career.


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Blindfolded, Bound Kids Found at Kan. Walmart

A man and woman from suburban Chicago face felony child abuse and child endangerment charges after police said two of their five children were found blindfolded with their arms and legs bound in a Kansas Walmart parking lot.


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US Anti-Doping Agency Charges Armstrong


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White Rock man enters plea in SF drug case

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.

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Ga Girl Fights Off Kidnapper at Walmart

A 7-year-old girl remembered her stranger danger training and was able to get away from a man who tried to abduct her Wednesday at a Walmart store, police said.


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Police: NM mother stabs son while high on meth

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a mother was high on meth when she stabbed her 8-year-old son early Friday.

Albuquerque television station KRQE reports that police arrived at an apartment complex on the city's northwest side to find the boy at a neighbor's home. He was bleeding from his neck.

The boy is in stable condition. His injuries aren't life threatening.

Police say the mother, 31-year-old Liesha Henderson, told officers she had being doing methamphetamines earlier. Police described her as combative and "very out of it."

Charges against Henderson are pending.

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Judge clears Vigils of abuse charges in newborn's death

State District Judge Michael Vigil has ruled that prosecutors lacked evidence to pursue abuse charges against Katrina Vigil and her parents in the September 2010 death of Grey Vigil.

Judge Vigil said Wednesday in a Santa Fe courtroom that there is no probable cause to charge Katrina Vigil, 25, with abuse or neglect in the death of her newborn son who lived just 11 days after being born in her parents Los Alamos home.

The judge, who is not related to the Vigils, issued the ruling based on autopsy findings that showed the baby was born with critical brain defects that likely would have resulted in the child's death regardless of medical care. Additionally, Judge Vigil said he saw no evidence presented that indicated Grey Vigil was abused.

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Colorado police pepper-spray misbehaving boy, 8--video extra

DENVER (AP) — Eight-year-old Aidan Elliott had thrown a TV and chairs at his Colorado elementary school and was trying to use a cart to bust through a door to an office where teachers and other students fled for safety.

No one could calm the boy, not even the staff in a program for children with behavior problems like him. So they called police, who had intervened with Aidan twice before.

Police found him with a foot-long piece of wood trim with a knife-like point in one hand and a cardboard box in the other.

"Come get me, f-----," he said.

When they couldn't calm him down, one squirted Aidan with pepper spray. He blocked it with the cardboard box.


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Police: NM appeals judge arrested on DWI charges

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Appeals Court Judge Robert Eugene Robles has been arrested on aggravated drunken driving and reckless driving charges, police said.

Robles, 60, was pulled over around 1 a.m. Wednesday on an Albuquerque street, according to police spokesman Robert Gibbs.

He told The Associated Press late Wednesday night that Robles was held at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center and released on his own recognizance after 10-12 hours.

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