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Woman charged with meth trafficking

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Misty Ontiveros

An arrest warrant was executed Monday for a woman charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

Misty Ontiveros, 25, of Roswell, faces one count of trafficking of a controlled substance, according to the Roswell Police Department’s online listing of recent arrests.

The charge stems from a June 3 encounter police had with Ontiveros at the 400 block of West Bland Street and Lea Avenue, when police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in which she was a passenger, according to documents filed Monday in Chaves County Magistrate Court.

Police initially stopped the vehicle because a dark tint covered its brake lights. Officers then learned Ontiveros — who was in the passenger seat of the vehicle — was wanted on an outstanding warrant for a probation violation.

After she was placed under arrest, Ontiveros told an officer she had methamphetamine and Xanax in her bra, according to court documents. Two clear bags and a glass smoking device commonly used to ingest methamphetamine were also found on Ontiveros. One of the bags contained a white crystal substance and two orange pills.

When later questioned by police, Ontiveros admitted she had “dope” and Xanax in her bra. Ontiveros stated that when she and her friend pulled over she “freaked out” and also placed an ounce of methamphetamine in a McDonald’s bag because she knew she was going to jail on the outstanding warrant, court documents state.

Ontiveros told police she placed the McDonald’s bag in the back of the vehicle and had a syringe in a separate bag inside the vehicle. Ontiveros admitted to being a drug user, but said she does not sell methamphetamine.

A search warrant was later executed on the vehicle and the McDonald’s bag was found in it. The McDonald’s bag contained a clear bag with 28.6 grams of a white substance. Police also found a cell phone on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Agents with the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force later tested the white crystal substance, which tested positive for methamphetamine and methedrine.

Investigators obtained a search warrant on the cell phone found in the vehicle but were unable to search it because the cell phone’s SD card was missing, court documents state.

Magistrate Court documents state bond for Ontiveros was set Tuesday at $15,000 cash or surety bond.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.