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Albuquerque Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

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

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Towanda R. Thorne-James, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration El Paso Division, announced that Danyell Kerr, Jr. was sentenced to 11 years in prison. Kerr, 32, of Albuquerque, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 40 grams and more of fentanyl and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on Nov. 27, 2023.

According to publicly available court records, on April 20, 2023, DEA agents received information from a citizen that Kerr was a supplier of fentanyl. The citizen called Kerr and set up a time and location to buy fentanyl pills. DEA agents established surveillance at the predetermined meet location and observed Kerr arrive at the location. Agents approached Kerr and arrested him. When they searched the vehicle that he was driving, they located, within arms reach of the driver’s seat, 984.4 gross grams of fentanyl pills and a pistol, loaded with a round chambered.

Upon his release from prison, Kerr will be subject to 5 years of supervised release.

The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated this case with the assistance of the Albuquerque Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph M. Spindle prosecuted the case.

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Updated February 28, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 24-85