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New Mexico Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

WICHITA, KAN. – A New Mexico man was sentenced to 156 months in prison for drug trafficking.

According to court documents, in September 2021, Eric A. Estrada, 35, of Hobbs, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intention to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. 

In July 2020, the Kansas Highway Patrol pulled over two vehicles traveling together on Interstate 35 near Emporia for traffic violations. Estrada was driving a Nissan Sentra registered to the person driving the other vehicle, a Nissan Altima. In the Nissan Altima, troopers discovered approximately 15 kilograms of cocaine and 15 kilograms of methamphetamine. 

The Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger prosecuted the case.


Updated January 25, 2022

Drug Trafficking