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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Distribution of Methamphetamine and Heroin Leads to Federal Conviction

DENVER – A federal jury sitting in Denver found Troy Andrew Lujan, age 36, of Lakewood, Colorado, guilty of two counts related to the distribution of methamphetamine and heroin, announced United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn and Denver FBI Special Agent in Charge Dean Phillips.

Defendant Lujan was indicted by a grand jury on November 15, 2018, and ordered detained pending trial on December 12, 2018.  According to court records and evidence presented at trial, on October 24, 2017, a confidential informant met Lujan at his apartment in Lakewood to complete a planned drug transaction.  The deal was audio and video recorded.  Lujan sold the confidential informant a half an ounce of methamphetamine and a half an ounce of heroin for $950.  In addition to that recorded transaction, evidence at trial also revealed Lujan was selling approximately an ounce a day of both methamphetamine and heroin out of his apartment and that he had approximately 20 regular customers.

After receiving this evidence, the jury returned convictions on both counts yesterday afternoon.  The trial lasted only two days.

“Heroin and methamphetamine are destroying lives in the State of Colorado,” said United States Attorney Jason Dunn.  “We’ve made targeting these crimes a priority in our state and are grateful for the excellent work of all our law enforcement partners, including the FBI, who are working to remove drug dealers from our communities.” 

“The FBI’s partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office ensures that violent criminals in our community are held accountable for their actions,” said FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Dean Phillips. “Yesterday's conviction of Troy Andrew Lujan should serve as a deterrent to those intent on trafficking drugs to our community's citizens.”

For his convictions, defendant Lujan faces no less than five years in prison, not more than a five million dollar fine, followed by at least four years of supervised release.  Lujan will be sentenced at a later date by Chief United States District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer.

This matter was investigated by the FBI.  The defendant was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Peter McNeilly and Rajiv Mohan. 

Case No. 18-cr-533

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated May 15, 2019