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Albuquerque man in court for drug and firearm charges under Operation Legend

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

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Toby Randall Walker, 36, appeared in federal court in Albuquerque on Oct. 1 on multiple drug and firearm charges brought under the Department of Justice’s Operation Legend.

            According to a criminal complaint, on Sept. 29, agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration encountered Walker and located 1,490 grams of methamphetamine, 53.7 grams of fentanyl and 67 grams of heroin in his vehicle.  Agents also located a total of four firearms.

            Walker is charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams and more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute 40 grams and more of fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. If convicted, Walker faces not less than 10 years and up to life in prison, plus a mandatory five-year consecutive term on the firearm charge.

            A criminal complaint is only an accusation. A defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

            The DEA and the Albuquerque Police Department investigated this case as part of the Department of Justice’s Operation Legend, a coordinated federal and local law enforcement initiative to fight gun and dangerous crime. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Howard is prosecuting the case.

Updated October 2, 2020

Operation Legend
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 20-180