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Cocaine, heroin, cash seized in Rio Arriba raid

SANTA FE, N.M. — Rio Arriba County sheriff’s deputies raided a home on Fairview Lane in Española on Thursday afternoon and seized cocaine, heroin and cash and arrested the resident.

“We recovered a substantial amount of drugs,” sheriff’s office spokesman Jake Arnold said. Larry Gallegos, 56, was arrested and booked into the Rio Arriba County jail on drug trafficking charges, Arnold said.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for the property after developing information on the alleged drug dealing, Arnold said. Seven ounces of cocaine, an unspecified amount of heroin, drug paraphernalia and over $1,000 in small bills were confiscated, he said.

“This guy is not a street dealer; he is higher up the chain,” Arnold said.