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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 7, 2018

Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Heroin Trafficking and Firearms Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Lawrence Marquez, 39, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to 88 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for heroin trafficking and firearms charges. 

Marquez pled guilty on Aug. 28, 2018 to one count of distribution of heroin and one count of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.  He admitted that he possessed a firearm when he sold heroin on Feb. 23, 2017, in Albuquerque.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque offices of the DEA and Homeland Security Investigations.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Elaine Y. Ramirez prosecuted the case as part of the Department of Justice’s commitment, in partnership with other law enforcement agencies, to combat the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin and prescription opioids and to establish new programs to provide services to victims of the opioid crisis. 

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 7, 2018