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Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Edward Kriglstein, 50, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced this morning in federal court to 120 months in prison for a methamphetamine trafficking conviction. Kriglstein will be on supervised release for eight years following his prison sentence.


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, on that day, law enforcement officers executed an arrest warrant on Kriglstein and seized approximately 153.5 gross grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia from him incident to his 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 when they arrested him on an outstanding arrest warrant relating to a prior criminal conviction.


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 prosecuted the case.

Updated May 4, 2017

Drug Trafficking