Patrick I. Barela
Los Alamos Police arrested Patrick I. Barela, 21, of Truchas June 22 and charged him with distribution/possession with the intent to distribute three grams of marijuana, first offense.
A request for a search warrant filed by Los Alamos Police Det. Ryan Wolking June 15 alleges that he set up a controlled purchase of marijuana from Barela in April. The request states that in texts between Barela and a confidential informant, Barela referenced a “dub”, which Wolking said in his experience refers to $20 worth of narcotics, specifically marijuana. The request indicates that Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez and Wolking observed the confidential informant enter and exit Barela’s vehicle for the transaction, which was recorded.
Barela’s first appearance before Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados was June 23 and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 27.