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APD Makes Arrest and Seizure Following Narcotics Operation

June 24, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE – Detectives with the Albuquerque Police Department’s Central Narcotics Unit  have arrested Robin Eugene Thomas, 53, following an ongoing narcotics investigation with the DEA.


APD’s Narcotics Unit along with the DEA have been working an investigation into Thomas who operates a shop along 4th Street and McKnight NW, near Coronado Park. During the course of the investigation, several large scale drug seizures were made and Thomas was identified as a known affiliate of the Bandidos MC.


On Wednesday, June 23, 2022 units from the Gun Violence Street Team, VICE, Southeast PRT and field officers worked together to conduct a search warrant on Thomas’ business.

The following items were seized:


  • 3 firearms, 1 stolen
  • 4,000 Fentanyl pills
  • 525 grams of Methamphetamine
  • 9 grams of Heroin
  • 7 grams of Cocaine
  • 6 grams of powder Fentanyl
  • 1 seized Harley Davidson Road King Motorcycle
  • Meth manufacturing materials
  • Drug trafficking paraphernalia


Thomas was arrested and faces federal trafficking charges.