Mon. Feb 24th, 2020

Portales men charged with drug trafficking

PORTALES (KSEL)- Two Portales men have been taken into custody after being found with $31,000 worth of cocaine among other drugs and drug paraphernalia.

On February 4, a joint drug-trafficking investigation, conducted by the Portales Police Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Office, resulted in the arrests of Ebenezer Zamora-Palacios 20, and David Zamora-Palacios 24, of Portales.

A search warrant was conducted at the Zamora-Palacios’ residence in the 500 blocks of South Avenue A in Portales. As a result of the search, 1.3 pounds of bulk and prepackaged suspected cocaine and 25.3 grams of bulk and prepackaged suspected marijuana was seized. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $31,000.

Ebenezer Zamora-Palacios was arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance 2nd-degree felony, possession of a controlled substance 4th-degree felony, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

David Zamora-Palacios was arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance 2nd-degree felony, possession of a controlled substance 4th-degree felony and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were booked into the Roosevelt County Detention Center and are pending arraignment.