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New Mexico News: Hobbs Man, Robert Pena Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Laws

Plea Agreement Recommends 15-Year Prison Sentence ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Robert Pena, 38, of Hobbs, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to violating the federal drug trafficking and firearms laws. Pena’s plea agreement recommends a prison sentence of 15 years followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by … Continue reading New Mexico News: Hobbs Man, Robert Pena Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Laws

New Mexico News: Roswell Man, Jeffrey Blake Vanover Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon and Drug Addict Unlawfully in Possession of Explosives

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jeffrey Blake Vanover, 53, of Roswell, N.M., pled guilty yesterday afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to unlawfully possessing explosives. Vanover entered his guilty plea without the benefit of a plea agreement. Vanover was arrested on April 7, 2018, on an indictment charging him with being a prohibited person in … Continue reading New Mexico News: Roswell Man, Jeffrey Blake Vanover Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon and Drug Addict Unlawfully in Possession of Explosives

New Mexico News: Eddy County Woman, Stephanie Murray Sentenced to Prison for Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – Stephanie Murray, 30, of Loving, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 41 months in prison for her conviction on narcotics trafficking charges arising out of the sale of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement agent. Murray will be on supervised release for three years after completing … Continue reading New Mexico News: Eddy County Woman, Stephanie Murray Sentenced to Prison for Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction

New Mexico News: Roswell Man, Alfonso Vazquez Charged with Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Offense

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – A U.S. Magistrate Judge sitting in Las Cruces, N.M., found probable cause to support a criminal complaint charging Alfonso Vazquez, 31, of Roswell, N.M., with a methamphetamine trafficking offense. The charge arises from the distribution of approximately 56.5 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement agent. Vazquez was remanded into custody … Continue reading New Mexico News: Roswell Man, Alfonso Vazquez Charged with Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Offense

New Mexico News: Las Cruces Felon, Edward Hartley Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – Edward Hartley, 37, of Las Cruces, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to violating the federal firearms laws by being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. Hartley was arrested on June 27, 2018, on a criminal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and … Continue reading New Mexico News: Las Cruces Felon, Edward Hartley Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws

New Mexico News: ALBUQUERQUE, Peter John Zayas Sentenced to 15 Years for Conviction on Child Abuse Resulting in Great Bodily Harm Charge that Resulted in the Death of his Two-Month Infant

His Wife, Sophia Zayas was Sentenced to 15 Years of Imprisonment Last Week for Conviction on Child Abuse Resulting in Great Bodily Harm and Death ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – Senior U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack sentenced Peter John Zayas, 33, this afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 15 years of imprisonment followed … Continue reading New Mexico News: ALBUQUERQUE, Peter John Zayas Sentenced to 15 Years for Conviction on Child Abuse Resulting in Great Bodily Harm Charge that Resulted in the Death of his Two-Month Infant

New Mexico News: ALBUQUERQUE, Russell Young, Previously Convicted Sex Offender from Albuquerque Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges

Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Russell Young, 39, of Albuquerque, N.M., a sex offender serving a term of supervised release from a prior child pornography conviction, pled guilty yesterday in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to new child pornography charges. The FBI arrested Young on June 15, 2018, on a … Continue reading New Mexico News: ALBUQUERQUE, Russell Young, Previously Convicted Sex Offender from Albuquerque Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges

New Mexico News: Felon from Silver City, Christopher Murillo Pleads Guilty to Federal Heroin Trafficking and Firearms Charges

Case Prosecuted as Part of HOPE Initiative which Seeks to Reduce the Number of Opioid-Related Deaths in New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Christopher Murillo, 38, of Silver City, N.M., pled guilty yesterday in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to a heroin trafficking charge and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Murillo … Continue reading New Mexico News: Felon from Silver City, Christopher Murillo Pleads Guilty to Federal Heroin Trafficking and Firearms Charges