Lea County Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO - A Lea County man is behind bars thanks to the work of the Lea County Drug Task Force.

40-year-old Robert Garcia was arrested at a home on Reed Road, north of Lovington last week.

Agents say reed was growing marijuana inside and outside of the home.

Agents say they found a hundred hydroponic pot plants.
The plants are worth about $50,000 .

They also say Garcia had a small amount of meth.

Agents gathered up growth equipment, lights, and assorted paraphernalia.

Garcia is facing distribution and possession charges.