12 People Arrested Following Drug, Gun Bust in Lea County

12 People Arrested Following Drug, Gun Bust in Lea County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY - A dozen people are behind bars in Lea County after a massive drug and gun bust.

These are the 12 people who were arrested on charges of trafficking methamphetamine and cocaine and having guns.

They're mainly from Hobbs, Lovington and jail.

Authorities say it was a yearlong investigation and that they recovered several stolen guns that were used to commit violent crimes.

More arrests are expected.