Friday, June 25, 2010

Taking on the Cartels

When you first saw those early Susana Martinez ads that talked about Martinez taking on “members of the most violent Mexican drug cartels,” did images of heavily guarded courtrooms and cold-eyed defendants with blood on their hands and many notches on their guns dance in your head?

Well, it turns out that nearly all drug cases that Martinez -- or any other district attorney in the state -- handles are relatively small fish.

Martinez has an excellent reputation as a prosecutor according to the director of New Mexico's High Intensity Drug Traffic Area, a multi-agency anti drug organization under the umbrella of the White House Drug Czar. But the feds normally get the big drug cases.

My story on this is in today's New Mexican. CLICK HERE.