ALBQUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Deputies in Torrance County have taken down what they are calling a major drug operation supplying much of the East Mountains.
“This residence has made a huge impact on this area as far as bringing crime and narcotics to Mountainair and to the mountains so this is a big hit for Torrance County to get them off the street,” Sheriff Heath White said.
Sheriff White says their six month investigation came to a head Tuesday.
They arrested seven people and say more arrests are likely.
Deputies also found a lot of heroin, including a ball of black tar heroin about the size of a fist.
The sheriff says the suspects are getting their drugs directly from Mexican cartels.
No names have been released.
The investigation is continuing.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
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