Portales Police Investigate ‘Suspected Positive Indication’ For Methamphetamine At Hotel | KAMR
PORTALES, NM (KAMR / KCIT) – New Mexico State Police and the Portales Police Department are continuing their investigation after the discovery of methamphetamine in the water system at a Portales hotel.
The PPD said that around 3 p.m. on Friday, September 17, officers responded to the Super 8 Motel on US 70 where a customer had what appeared to be a piece of methamphetamine, hit them in the eye after he got out of the room. ‘a tap.
After officers arrived, the substance was confirmed to be methamphetamine. A large amount of methamphetamine was subsequently found in the building’s water system and continued throughout the building. One of the locations was inside an ice maker, which also confirmed the presence of methamphetamine. PPD explained that the building is equipped with a device intended to prevent the backflow of water into the city’s water system. The city of Portales has shut off the building’s water service to avoid potential contamination of the city’s water supply and the protection of building occupants.
Portales Public Works later determined that the town’s water supply was not contaminated due to the way the substance was introduced into the building. PPD added that New Mexico State Police are investigating due to the possible presence of hazardous materials. PPD will continue the criminal investigation.
Authorities said additional testing was done on the substance using a device called TruNarc, which is a portable narcotics analyzer.