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Did You Know…? is an educational outreach effort of Attorney General King's office. Information on avoiding scams; news about new laws designed to protect you; open government rules; and any kind of news you can use.  This webpage is updated often, so check back with us for updates and new information.

Award Ceremony

posted Apr 16, 2012, 1:41 PM by Lynn Southard   [ updated Aug 5, 2013, 1:17 PM by Zack Freeman ]

The New Mexico Attorney General’s office will be awarded a plaque by the Salvation Army this Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 2 PM for the generous donation received from AGO employees in December 2011.  A brief ceremony will take place at the Santa Fe AG’s Office, 408 Galisteo Street.

Donation photos attached.

NMAGO Blog Updated: It's NOT What's For Dinner

posted Apr 13, 2012, 9:14 AM by Lynn Southard   [ updated Aug 5, 2013, 1:17 PM by Zack Freeman ]

Horse meat for human consumption? The idea is repugnant to every individual I have spoken to in the last few days, not one person could even fathom the prospect. Yet, a meat company in Roswell has applied to the U.S.D.A. for a permit to begin slaughtering horses, ostensibly in hopes of expanding their business.

Attorney General King is strongly against the plan to begin butchering horses. The latest news about horses in New Mexico comes on the heels of other negative accounts about the state's horse racing industry and a horse auction facility where some horses were found to be horribly suffering from injury and malnutrition.

News of the horse slaughtering plan spread rapidly throughout New Mexico and today is a national story. Please follow the link below.

Meth Awareness & Prevention Train-the-Trainer Initiative in Carrizozo

posted Apr 10, 2012, 1:40 PM by Lynn Southard   [ updated Aug 5, 2013, 1:17 PM by Zack Freeman ]

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Attorney General Gary King's Methamphetamine Awareness and Prevention "Train-the-Trainer" Initiative is in Carrizozo Thursday, April 12, 2011 training volunteers to take the AG's presentation into their communities to combat Meth use and abuse.  

The training is being held at Otero County Electrical, 507 12th Street, from 10 am-12 noon.

After completion of this training, instructed volunteers will be able to instruct and answers questions like:
  • What is Meth?
  • How to do I recognize Meth in my community?
  • What do I do if a Meth lab is suspected in my neighborhood?
  • Is there anything communities can do to prevent Meth from coming into our schools and homes?
  • What is the legal process that will be followed when someone in my area is caught with Meth?

Trainings are free of charge. Anyone interested in becoming a trainer should contact Doris Budris at 1-877-496-3559 or

Alcohol Awareness Month/PSA

posted Apr 3, 2012, 1:57 PM by Lynn Southard   [ updated Aug 5, 2013, 1:17 PM by Zack Freeman ]

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

WHAT- Alcohol Awareness Month/PSA

WHO- AG Gary King & US Winter Olympian Apolo Ohno


WHEN- Available immediately

WHY-AG King is kicking off April as Alcohol Awareness Month with a public service announcement currently being featured on youtube.  A link is above.

Human Trafficking Awareness Day News Conference

posted Mar 28, 2011, 9:14 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 18, 2014, 12:22 PM by Zack Freeman ]

New Mexico Attorney General Gary Kin
g's Border Violence Division is hosting the Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2011 news conference at the State Capitol at 10 AM Tuesday, March 15.
Special Guests include:
  • New Mexico Attorney General Gary King
  • AG King's Border Violence Division Director Maria Sanchez-Gagne   
  • United States Senator Jeff Bingaman's Field Representative Jenelle
  • United States Senator Tom Udall's State Director Bianca Ortiz-Wertheim
  • New Mexico State Senator Mary Jane Garcia
A Human Trafficking Awareness advertising campaign wrapped city bus will be on site from 9:30 AM-10:30 AM in front of the Capitol on Old Santa Fe Trail. 
Interviews with AG King and Assistant AG Maria Sanchez-Gagne can be arranged by calling Lynn Southard, Deputy Director of Communications, at 505 222-9048.

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