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State Police intercept load of meth at DWI checkpoint

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The New Mexico State Police was conducting an ENDWI Sobriety Checkpoint about 6:30 pm Aug. 16 on U.S. Highway 54 near milepost 239 in Guadalupe County, when a grey 2017 Ford Taurus passenger vehicle driven by Edward Briley, 40, of Pampa, Tex. entered the 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.

Inside his 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.