Briefs 01-06-13

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Sheriff: Man arrested in pot plantation case

ESTANCIA (AP) — A man wanted in the case of a huge marijuana plantation that a couple of hunters stumbled upon in the Manzano Mountains is now in custody, authorities said.
KRQE-TV reports that Torrance County Sheriff’s Department said this week that U.S. marshals recently arrested Joseph Hazle in Texas. He will soon be extradited back to New Mexico to face charges for the illegal plants on his property.
In September, two hunters told deputies that they stumbled upon the plantation and four men started shooting at them. The men escaped before authorities arrived on the scene, police said.

Police: Dad, son linked to drive-by shooting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities say a New Mexico father and his son are facing charges in connection to a drive-by shooting.
KOB-TV reports that 47-year-old David Martinez Sr. and his 17-year-old son were arrested for the drive-by shooting Thursday in Albuquerque.
Police say the victim, whose name has not been released, had a got into a fight with the elder Martinez. The victim told police that two men shot at him from a car. He’s recovering from surgery.
The victim told investigators that it was a drive-by shooting out of fear of retaliation.
It was unclear if either man had attorneys.