Lea County Drug Task Force Makes Biggest Heroin Bust in Recent History

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY - The biggest heroin bust in recent history in Lea County with almost $20,000 worth of heroin taken off the streets.

60-year-old Ruben Escandon was arrested on Thursday at his home, following a long  investigation.

Agents with the Lea County Task Force say they found drugs and guns, including black tar and brown Mexican heroin.

We're told Escandon was getting the drugs ready to sell.

He could be facing federal charges.