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Eddy County OKs New Sheriff’s Complex

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CARLSBAD (AP) — The Eddy County Commission has voted to give the sheriff’s department a new office complex. Still to be answered is the cost, how big a complex and where the complex would be built. The sheriff’s department is currently housed in the basement of the Eddy County courthouse.

Commissioner Guy Lutman says although he supports building a new facility for the sheriff’s department, he is concerned that financially the county could over-extend itself because it is currently moving forward with construction of a roadway on the west side of Carlsbad.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports a delegation from Eddy County recently toured Lea County’s new sheriff’s department complex that cost $8 million including construction, equipment and furnishings.

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