Rio Rancho Police Department officers found a stolen vehicle at the Smith’s on NM 528 at 3:45 p.m. March 11.
Two people were occupying the vehicle when officers found it. The driver was identified as Valerie Kosel, 44, of Albuquerque, and the passenger was Isaac Grimm, 26, of Albuquerque.
Kosel was read her Miranda Rights, and she agreed to speak with the arresting officer.
According to the criminal complaint, Kosel said she received the vehicle from a friend for her to borrow because her vehicle had been towed. She couldn’t provide information about this friend or how she got the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, officers found a white Johnson & Johnson medical box. In it were a couple of small bags with a “crystalline rock substance.” Kosel admitted that the substance was methamphetamine.
Officers also found lock-picking tools on Grimm.
Kosel was charged with receiving or transferring stolen motor vehicles and trafficking.
Grimm was charged with party to a crime, possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools and trafficking.