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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Reynaldo Griego, 38, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced this morning in federal court to 120 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for his conviction on methamphetamine trafficking charges.

Griego was arrested on Feb. 28, 2014, on a three-count indictment charging him and co-defendant Danielle Lemos, 33, also of Albuquerque, with conspiracy and distribution of methamphetamine.  The indictment alleged that the two codefendants conspired to distribute methamphetamine in Bernalillo County, N.M., in Jan. 2014 and Feb. 2014.

The indictment was superseded on Mar. 26, 2014, to include Lori Salgado, 27, of Rio Rancho, N.M., as a defendant and two additional methamphetamine distribution charges.  The two new charges alleged that Griego, Lemos and Salgado distributed methamphetamine on Feb. 11, 2014, and that Salgado possessed methamphetamine with intent to distribute on Feb. 27, 2014.

Griego pled guilty on Sept. 10, 2014, to Count 1 of the indictment which charged him with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  In entering the guilty plea, Griego admitted that he agreed to sell methamphetamine with his co-defendants from Jan. 30, 2014 through Feb. 27, 2014, in Bernalillo County, N.M. H

Lemos entered a guilty plea on Sept. 10, 2014, to a felony information charging her with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and was sentenced on March 3, 2015, to 33 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Salgado pled guilty on Nov. 5, 2014, to a felony information charging her with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Salgado remains in custody pending her sentencing hearing which is currently scheduled for March 24, 2015.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the DEA and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shammara Henderson.

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Updated March 10, 2015