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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 21, 2020

Albuquerque woman charged with drug trafficking and firearms possession in Operation Legend case

             ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jordan Wright, 31, of Albuquerque made an appearance on Sept. 18 in federal court where she was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime. A detention hearing is scheduled for Sept. 22.

            According to a criminal complaint, on Aug. 19, Wright allegedly coordinated arrangements by cellphone calls and text messages to sell two ounces of methamphetamine. She also allegedly provided her backpack and a handgun as collateral during the transaction. At the time of her arrest, she allegedly possessed two baggies containing methamphetamine

            A criminal complaint is only an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

            The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel A. Hurtado is prosecuting the case as part of the Department of Justice's Operation Legend, a coordinated federal and local law enforcement initiative to fight gun and dangerous crime.

Topic(s): 
Operation Legend
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 
20-165
Updated September 21, 2020