Hobbs Man Arrested For Dealing Cocaine As 5-year-old Son Watches

By Wyatt Goolsby
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, NM - A Hobbs man is behind bars for dealing cocaine out of his house, but that's just the beginning. Authorities say he dealt drugs, right in front of his five-year-old. Agents in Lea County said more arrests could be on the way as part of the investigation.

Lea County Drug Task Force agents along with law enforcement from surrounding areas are still looking for more suspects after arresting a Hobbs man in his home. Authorities caught up with 28-year-old Roman Roacho-Grajeda on Tuesday. In total, agents found six ounces of Cocaine, worth 17,280 dollars.

That's not all. They found two cars he used to deal the drugs, digital scales, and special containers to hide Cocaine. In addition to facing multiple Counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance, Roacho-Grajeda was also caught bringing his five-year-old son along with him to two drug deals. 

Now, he's also facing two Counts of Abandonment or Abuse of a Child. Authorities said Roacho-Grajeda was also using false papers and could be an illegal immigrant. More arrests could be coming. Authorities helping in the investigation include the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force, Lea County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico State Police Criminal Investigations Division, and the Hobbs Police Department.

If anyone has information regarding drug activity, they are encouraged to contact the Lea County Drug Task Force at 575-393-2835.