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Man linked to city government drug ring arrested

At least one Albuquerque Housing Authority worker has been arrested who is linked to a possible a drug ring within city government.

Patrick Vargas was arrested Thursday morning under bribery and intimidation of a witness charges and booked into jail around 6:30 p.m.

Even though Vargas wasn't arrested for drug offenses, KOB Eyewitness News 4 sources confirm that the arrest is linked to a drug investigation.

And according to a criminal complaint, Albuquerque Police detectives suspect Patrick Vargas of selling oxycodone, steroids, heroin and cocaine. The complaint also indicates Vargas may have been doing it during work hours, and on taxpayers dime.

Vargas works as a stock keeper for the Family and Community Services Department. As many as seven Albuquerque city employees are part of the ongoing large-scale drug investigation.



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