I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
Las Cruces woman billed for body cavity search that turned up no narcotics
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that a Las Cruces woman received a bill for $1,122 from Memorial Medical Center for a cavity body search ordered by the Metro Narcotics Agency that turned up no illegal substances.
A “reliable source” told the agency that the woman, who has no criminal record in New Mexico, was concealing up to an ounce of heroin. The woman, who was not named since she was not arrested or charged with a crime, is asking Doña Ana County to pay the bill.