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Albuquerque Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Charge

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Amanda Andrea Wyatt, 26, of Albuquerque, N.M., pleaded guilty today in federal court to a methamphetamine trafficking charge.

Wyatt was arrested on a criminal complaint after the DEA seized approximately 2.9 kilograms (6.38 pounds) of methamphetamine from her during an interdiction investigation at the Amtrak Train Station in Albuquerque on Oct. 18, 2015.  The methamphetamine was contained in a large bundle that was concealed underneath Wyatt’s clothing.  Wyatt was subsequently indicted on Nov. 5, 2015, and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

During today’s hearing, Wyatt pled guilty to a felony information charging her with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  In entering the guilty plea, Wyatt admitted that on Oct. 18, 2015, she possessed methamphetamine, which was wrapped in bundles and strapped to her midsection while traveling through Albuquerque on the Amtrak train.  She further admitted that she was to be paid $3,000.00 to transport the narcotics to Kansas City, Mo.

At sentencing, Wyatt faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.  Her sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.

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

Updated February 16, 2016

Drug Trafficking