Francisco Smull, 34, of Albuquerque, who was still on probation for his last crime, and Jordan Harvey, 30, of Rio Rancho, who had a warrant for drug charges, were both taken into custody on June 9 after police chased them down.
According to a report filed by Rio Rancho Police with the Sandoval County Magistrate Court in Bernalillo, officers saw a truck with unreadable tags parked at the Shell gas station on Sara Road at NM 528. The report states a similar vehicle and its driver — Smull — had fled police the prior week.
After attempting to follow the vehicle, which was being driven erratically, officers were able to track it down to a residence in the Star Heights neighborhood, where officers saw Smull walking around the residence and called parole and probation officers because of Smull’s probation record.
As police approached, Smull and Harvey they ran away from police and into a residence. After a chase, officers detained both men.
During a search of the vehicle, officers found a handgun with 13 loaded rounds wedged in the center console. They also found 360 suspected fentanyl pills, suspected meth, a scale and various rounds of ammunition.
Both men refused to speak to officers and were booked for their warrants.
Smull was arrested for a warrant, trafficking drugs, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and evading officers. Harvey was arrested for a warrant and evading police. Both men’s warrants were for previous possession of controlled substance charges.
If convicted, Smull could face more than 10 years for violating probation as well as the other charges.
Harvey, who has already been found guilty, was sentenced to three years in prison and will have supervised probation after that.