Criminal Justice News

Thursday, June 30, 2016

DEA Releases Training Video on Fentanyl Exposure

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has released a short roll call training video for law enforcement about associated risks when encountering the drug fentanyl. Fentanyl, a synthetic opiate painkiller, is being mixed with heroin to increase its potency. Fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin or through accidental inhalation of airborne powder. Inhalation or absorption through the skin of fentanyl are potentially lethal. The DEA is concerned about officers coming in contact with fentanyl on the streets during the course of their law enforcement duties, and issued an alert about the drug last year. Access the video at

School Safety Video Wins 2016 APEX Award

"Protect Your School With School Safe," a promotional video for School Safe - JTIC's Security and Safety Assessment App for Schools, received an Award of Excellence for Electronic Media-Video in the 2016 APEX Awards. The APEX Awards are an annual national competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media products. View the video at

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New Mexico’s Most Wanted Adds New Sex Offender

'Failing to Register as a Sex Offender'

Albuquerque, NM - The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico added Justin French to the United States Marshals Service District of New Mexico “New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program.” French is wanted by the Quay Count Sheriff’s Department for failing to register as a sex offender.

NAME: French, Justin
Race: Black
Date of Birth: 11/07/1990
Place of Birth NM
Height: 5’08
Weight: 165
Tattoos: Chest – “Only God can judge me”

French was convicted of indecency with a minor (4th degree felony) in 2010 and violated the terms of his registration. French has been a fugitive from justice since May of 2016. French is believed to be armed and dangerous and in the area of Tucumcari, NM.

If you receive any information regarding the above named individual, please contact the United States Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico. (505) 346-6400/Albuquerque or (575) 527-6850/Las Cruces 
French is considered armed and extremely dangerous and should be reported to authorities immediately.