Eddy County officials: Plot targeted officers, families

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ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) – Authorities in Eddy County say a drug investigation unveiled a plot to harm law enforcement officers and their families.

The Artesia Daily Press reports that 17 arrests were made Feb. 1-2 as authorities went to dozens of homes and interviewed approximately 100 people during the drug investigation.

Officials said information turned up by the multi-agency investigation indicates the alleged plot to harm officers and their families targeted specific Artesia and Carlsbad police officers and county sheriff’s deputies and their families.

District Attorney Diana Luce says the alleged plot is of “grave concern and the highest priority for investigation and prosecution.”

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