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2 Eunice men arrested in meth bust

Created: 01/04/2014 1:34 PM
By: The Associated Press

EUNICE, N.M. (AP) — Two southeastern New Mexico men have been arrested on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine following a months-long investigation.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports that Eunice residents 31-year-old Juan Duran and 32-year-old Ramon Perez were arrested this week and charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

Authorities say the pair had methamphetamine with a street value of around $33,000.

The arrests came after a long investigation by the Lea County Drug Task Force.

Michael Wilson, Lea County Drug Task Force commander, says methamphetamine abuse has become a problem in Lea County and the bust was one of the largest in recent memory for the area.

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Ramon Perez (left) and Juan Duran have been charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

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