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District of New Mexico

Monday, December 19, 2016

Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Charge

ALBUQUERQUE – Edward Kriglstein, 50, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty Dec. 16, 2016, in federal court to a federal methamphetamine trafficking charge.  Under the terms of his plea agreement, Kriglstein will be sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

Kriglstein was arrested in Feb. 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on Feb. 8, 2016, in Bernalillo County, N.M.  According to the complaint, law enforcement officers executed an arrest warrant on Kriglstein and subsequently seized approximately 153.5 gross grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia pursuant to Kriglstein’s arrest.  Kriglstein was indicted on the same charge on Feb. 24, 2016.

On Dec. 16, 2016, Kriglstein pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on Feb. 8, 2016, law enforcement seized approximately 107.4 grams of pure methamphetamine from him during the execution of an outstanding arrest warrant on Kriglstein for a prior criminal conviction.  Kriglstein remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the DEA and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander M. Uballez is prosecuting the case.

Drug Trafficking
Updated December 19, 2016