Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking and Firearms Charges
ALBUQUERQUE – Bart Dutch Marshall, 61, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to methamphetamine trafficking and firearms charges.
Marshall was arrested on March 23, 2015, on an indictment charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and using firearms during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime on April 3, 2014, in Bernalillo County, N.M.
During today’s proceedings, Marshall pled guilty to a felony information of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possessing firearms during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. In entering the guilty plea, Marshall admitted that on April 3, 2014, the Albuquerque Police Department executed a search warrant on his residence and found over 80 grams of pure methamphetamine, which he intended to sell to others. Marshall further admitted that he had a number of firearms in his residence which he possessed for his protection as part of the drug trade.
At sentencing, Marshall faces a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on the methamphetamine trafficking charge. He also faces a statutory mandatory minimum of five years and a maximum of life in federal prison on the firearms charge which must be served consecutive to the sentence imposed on the drug charge. Marshall remains detained pending a sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.
This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Albuquerque Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacob Wishard is prosecuting the case.