Lea County Teen Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO - A Lea County teen is facing drug trafficking charges after he sold drugs to undercover agents, more than once.

19-year-old Markus Hernandez was arrested.

He was picked up at his home on east Taos last week.

Agents tell NewsWest 9, Hernandez had four ounces of coke on him, worth more than $11,000 on the street.

Authorities also seized two cars Hernandez was using to sell his drugs.