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Drugs And Paraphernalia Found On Local Inmate

on December 23, 2017 - 4:58pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

A 30-year-old Fairview woman was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession or use of drug paraphernalia after she was arrested Dec. 19 in the Los Alamos County Detention Center.

Following a search at the Detention Center, Melody Lopez was found to have in her bra two orange needle caps and the barrel and plunger part of a needle, both of which had been cut to be smaller in size than normal.

Two strips consistent with Suboxone and 14 round white pills identified as Clonazepan also were discovered as well as a vial, which Lopez claimed contained morphine.

Court records state that due to recent events of officers being exposed to Fentanyl and other such powerful opiates, the vial was sent to a laboratory for testing.

Lopez was in the Detention Center because she had been arrested on an outstanding District Court warrant for an alleged probation violation for a 2015 case where she was granted conditions of release under a plea agreement. In that case, she pleaded no contest to two counts of burglary of a vehicle and the unauthorized use or theft of a credit card.