5 arrested in North Valley drug bust; baby found at scene

Posted at: 10/14/2013 3:08 PM | Updated at: 10/15/2013 7:09 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com


Police arrested five people during a drug bust in the North Valley.

Richard Estrada, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Albuquerque narcotics detectives arrested five people in the North Valley early Monday.

Police said detectives executing a search warrant at a home on Edith Boulevard found Methamphetamine and firearms inside, as well as unsanitary conditions.

Officers arrested Leonard Lucero, Jacob Escobar, Patrick Ahola, Robert Sandman and Amanda Jones. Sandman, a person of interest in a Georgia homicide who was mistakenly released from a New Mexico jail in July, is now awaiting extradition.

Jones' 1-year-old baby was also found in the home. The baby's father, Ruben Garcia, came to the home to take the child, but detectives found out he was also a felony fugitive and arrested him at the scene.

New Mexico's Children, Youth and Families Department put the baby in custody of the child's grandmother while they conduct their investigation.

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