NMSP Intercept Load Of Meth At DWI Checkpoint

New Mexico State Police discover 21 pounds of methamphetamine Aug. 16 inside a 2017 Ford Taurus during an ENDWI Sobriety Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 54 in Guadalupe County. Courtesy/NMSP

New Mexico State Police discover 21 pounds of methamphetamine Aug. 16 inside a 2017 Ford Taurus during an ENDWI Sobriety Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 54 in Guadalupe County. Courtesy/NMSP

GUADALUPE COUNTY ― At about 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, the New Mexico State Police was conducting an ENDWI Sobriety Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 54 near milepost 239 in Guadalupe County. 

A grey 2017 Ford Taurus passenger vehicle driven by Edward Briley, 40, of Pampa, Texas entered the sobriety checkpoint.

Officers learned that Briley, who did not have a driver’s license on him, had a felony armed and dangerous warrant for probation violation in Texas. Briley was arrested for his outstanding warrant.

In Briley’s vehicle officers found 21 pounds of methamphetamine. Briley was booked into the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility and charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute 1st Offense, Felony.  

This case remains under investigation by the New Mexico State Police.

The 21 pounds of methamphetamine state police discovered Aug. 16 during an ENDWI Sobriety Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 54 in Guadalupe County. Courtesy/NMSP
The 21 pounds of methamphetamine state police discovered Aug. 16 during an ENDWI Sobriety Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 54 in Guadalupe County. Courtesy/NMSP