Raid on downtown club turns up drugs

Full story: KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico

Club-goers in downtown Albuquerque weren't practicing the latest dance moves Friday when they were told to get on the ground and put their hands behind their head.

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Roberto Salazar

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I bet there were a lot of bummed out people!:)

So the mayor and his posse are trying to sell downtown as a wonderland for all. The truth is why waste the money on an area populated by punks after dark. I would rather do my shopping at ABQ Uptown any day and besides the parking if free.
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Wait, drugs were seized, but no arrests were made? "OK Danno, where did the drugs come from?"

If no one was arrested, was the bar shut down? Was the Liquor Control Board there to close it down?

What's going on?
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Welcome to Nazi Germany. My guess is that if there were no arrests, there was probably no warrant. It's called a shake down. I don't know when the city is going to figure out that having a vibrant night life is an important part of a city's economy. Come on a few bags of drugs, what a joke. I can't believe they're allowed to waste our tax dollars like this, while our streets are not being patrolled properly. If your house or car is robbed, if there's a bunch of gang bangers with guns hanging around your block, you're on your own. Try and go out and have a good time, you can look forward to some police harassment. Real Fucking Nice!!!

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Downtown sucks!
party crashers

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why cant thay learn that having these parties is not good for new mexico...
Albqdoesitagain

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Aug 9, 2008
 
another new building will go up.lol. albq going to quick in shutting down businesses they don't want downtown. Im glad i don't own a business downtown because im sure albq will find a way to shut it down.
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Bus Rider wrote:
Welcome to Nazi Germany. My guess is that if there were no arrests, there was probably no warrant. It's called a shake down. I don't know when the city is going to figure out that having a vibrant night life is an important part of a city's economy. Come on a few bags of drugs, what a joke. I can't believe they're allowed to waste our tax dollars like this, while our streets are not being patrolled properly. If your house or car is robbed, if there's a bunch of gang bangers with guns hanging around your block, you're on your own. Try and go out and have a good time, you can look forward to some police harassment. Real **** Nice!!!
NAZI Germany? If it were, the Nazi's would come in guns blazing, kill every body, and then burn down the building. Come on now. Here is a quite from the story: "BCSO says their narcotics warrant stems from a months-long investigation that ecstasy was being bought and sold at the nightclub with the club's permission". So they had a warrant for a drug raid on the establishment. I can't believe they didn't arrest anybody. If no arrests, then what was the purpose of the raid? At least the club will be closed down, maybe. Good for BCSO for doing their job. we all have a choice as to where to go and this is a prime reason why I don't go downtown is because of the many problems.
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All of you people are so full of s**t. For once, can't you look at the positive of this situation. You complain one way or another and it's ridiculous. APD has a duty to protect the citizens of Albuquerque. So what if there weren't any arrests. At least the drugs they found are now off the streets so someone can't get high off of them and kill my family or me. And as for not making any arrests, they may have found the drugs hidden in a bathroom or under s table and not necessarily on anyone who had control of them. Perhaps they are working on an investigation and arrests will follow. Nonetheless, let APD do their job and stop complaining every time they breath. If you don't like the job they are doing, and you don't like the city you live in, get the he** out of here and go somewhere else. To me, APD is getting the message out there that they are aware of the drug problems in the clubs and it is not going to be tolerated. I say - Good Job APD - keep up the good work. All of you who have complained about this issued would still have complained if it was found that ecstasy purchased at this club was consumed by an individual who later drove a car and killed a family of 5. Then you would complain that APD isn't monitoring this situation and that they mayor doesn't know what is going on in his city, blah blah blah. So I guess if you're going to complain it might as well be about something good happening rather than something bad. Oh, and by the way. The Mayor doesn't necessarily set up these type of things with APD. They do organize on their own with the supervision of the police chief. Get a clue before you bi*ch.
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Keep doing it, get the primitives out of downtown to Meadow Lakes. Downtown is the first impression on all tourist, it should be cleaned up and made friendly.
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NAZI Germany? If it were, the Nazi's would come in guns blazing, kill every body, and then burn down the building. Come on now. Here is a quite from the story: "BCSO says their narcotics warrant stems from a months-long investigation that ecstasy was being bought and sold at the nightclub with the club's permission". So they had a warrant for a drug raid on the establishment. I can't believe they didn't arrest anybody. If no arrests, then what was the purpose of the raid? At least the club will be closed down, maybe. Good for BCSO for doing their job. we all have a choice as to where to go and this is a prime reason why I don't go downtown is because of the many problems.
Good comment. Thank you. Why no arrests? Simple. The investigation is ongoing. Of course now the BSCO may have to hunt a little harder to get the people they presume had the drugs. I guess folks don't learn. It may go good 99 out of a 100 times, and then pow they gotcha.
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All of you people are so full of s**t. For once, can't you look at the positive of this situation. You complain one way or another and it's ridiculous. APD has a duty to protect the citizens of Albuquerque. So what if there weren't any arrests. At least the drugs they found are now off the streets so someone can't get high off of them and kill my family or me. And as for not making any arrests, they may have found the drugs hidden in a bathroom or under s table and not necessarily on anyone who had control of them. Perhaps they are working on an investigation and arrests will follow. Nonetheless, let APD do their job and stop complaining every time they breath. If you don't like the job they are doing, and you don't like the city you live in, get the he** out of here and go somewhere else. To me, APD is getting the message out there that they are aware of the drug problems in the clubs and it is not going to be tolerated. I say - Good Job APD - keep up the good work. All of you who have complained about this issued would still have complained if it was found that ecstasy purchased at this club was consumed by an individual who later drove a car and killed a family of 5. Then you would complain that APD isn't monitoring this situation and that they mayor doesn't know what is going on in his city, blah blah blah. So I guess if you're going to complain it might as well be about something good happening rather than something bad. Oh, and by the way. The Mayor doesn't necessarily set up these type of things with APD. They do organize on their own with the supervision of the police chief. Get a clue before you bi*ch.
There's someone with common sense. Thank you.
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Albqdoesitagain wrote:
another new building will go up.lol. albq going to quick in shutting down businesses they don't want downtown. Im glad i don't own a business downtown because im sure albq will find a way to shut it down.
Well, if people (in this case alleged enabling of selling and consuming illegal drugs) would run responsible businesses there would be no fear of shutting down.
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uh before you start saying people are full of shit you might wanna look in the mirror the story said BCSO did the raid not APD
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All of you people are so full of s**t. For once, can't you look at the positive of this situation. You complain one way or another and it's ridiculous. APD has a duty to protect the citizens of Albuquerque. So what if there weren't any arrests. At least the drugs they found are now off the streets so someone can't get high off of them and kill my family or me. And as for not making any arrests, they may have found the drugs hidden in a bathroom or under s table and not necessarily on anyone who had control of them. Perhaps they are working on an investigation and arrests will follow. Nonetheless, let APD do their job and stop complaining every time they breath. If you don't like the job they are doing, and you don't like the city you live in, get the he** out of here and go somewhere else. To me, APD is getting the message out there that they are aware of the drug problems in the clubs and it is not going to be tolerated. I say - Good Job APD - keep up the good work. All of you who have complained about this issued would still have complained if it was found that ecstasy purchased at this club was consumed by an individual who later drove a car and killed a family of 5. Then you would complain that APD isn't monitoring this situation and that they mayor doesn't know what is going on in his city, blah blah blah. So I guess if you're going to complain it might as well be about something good happening rather than something bad. Oh, and by the way. The Mayor doesn't necessarily set up these type of things with APD. They do organize on their own with the supervision of the police chief. Get a clue before you bi*ch.
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*** As a long time participant and founder of the electronic music scene in New Mexico, I will speak on behalf of many to say that the NM electronic music community has wanted the people that organized these particular events gone from the scene. They did nothing but break rules that we ourselves uphold, promoted poor conduct and decision making, and attracted negative attention to our culture. The sad thing is that all the people that have been waiting for these guys to go away will have to live in the aftermath of their stupidity.
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Lazlo wrote:
Keep doing it, get the primitives out of downtown to Meadow Lakes. Downtown is the first impression on all tourist, it should be cleaned up and made friendly.
LOL - Right, so when they stray a few blocks from downtown, they will be even more shocked.
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Well, if people (in this case alleged enabling of selling and consuming illegal drugs) would run responsible businesses there would be no fear of shutting down.
ABSOLUTE TRUTH.

The point isn't when law enforcement is gonna raid their next target. What matters is why they would choose this event instead of Chico's Crack Shack in the south valley.

Obviously, the jackasses running these shows just didn't get it.

I hope the greater community of NM won't hold the entire electronic dance music scene responsible for this.
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There's someone with common sense. Thank you.
The sooner you all stop acting like a bunch of small town twits, the better off we all will be. I could care less if people like to do some recreational drugs while they're trying to have some fun. In most cases the only harm they do is to themselves. I'll tell you this, if there are no arrests made. Or even if there are no big arrests made. Then you have to ask yourself. Was this a case of more police harassment to try to bully these downtown business owners? Or are the cops around here just a bunch of failures? I mean this is the result of a months long investigation, right? They shut down four blocks of downtown on Friday night. You'd think the freakin Pope was in town. Quite a display if you ask me.

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Good, it's nice to hear that APD is actually doing their job without gunning anyone down.

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<quoted text>Good for BCSO for doing their job. we all have a choice as to where to go and this is a prime reason why I don't go downtown is because of the many problems.
I agree, I just stay away, it's not worth the potential problems.
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Any kind of inner city crossroads like a downtown area has a generous mixture of chaos, craziness, and shady characters.

It's pretty naive for ABQ to think it can be made into a tourist destination that's free of those typical elements.

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