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Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Seventy-Two Months for Heroin Trafficking Conviction

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Raymond Moya, 31, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today to ten years in federal prison followed by six years of supervised release for his heroin trafficking conviction.  Moya also was ordered to forfeit $5199 in cash that was seized from him at the time of his arrest.

Moya was charged in Nov. 2011, on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and later was indicted on that same charge in Dec. 2011.  According to court filings, Moya was arrested on outstanding state warrants by the Albuquerque Police Department on Nov. 4, 2011.  During a search incident to arrest, the officers found that Moya was in possession of 48.77 grams of heroin and $5199 in cash.

On April 10, 2014, Moya entered a guilty plea to the indictment and admitted possessing approximately 50 grams of heroin on Nov. 4, 2011, in Bernalillo County, N.M.

Court records reveal that prior to Nov. 2011, Moya had been convicted of the following felony offenses:  possession of a controlled substance, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the DEA, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Albuquerque Police Department with assistance from the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sean J. Sullivan and Nicholas J. Ganjei as part of a federal anti-violence initiative that targets “the worst of the worst” offenders for federal prosecution.  Under this initiative, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and federal law enforcement agencies work with New Mexico’s District Attorneys and state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to target violent or repeat offenders for federal prosecution with the goal of removing repeat offenders from communities in New Mexico for as long as possible.

Updated January 26, 2015