- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) - Authorities have concluded a four-month drug investigation in south-central New Mexico in which 58 people were arrested or charged.

New Mexico State Police say the operation targeted several drug-trafficking organizations operating in the Socorro area that sold methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs.

According to the State Police, charges resulting from the investigation include distribution of marijuana, trafficking a controled substance and conspiracy.

Of the 58 people facing charges, 40 were arrested on drug crimes and 18 others were arrested during the course of the investigation for other offenses. Those include possession of a stolen vehicle, and probation and parole violations.

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