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Albuquerque Woman Sentenced for Federal Drug Trafficking Offenses

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

ALBUQUERQUE – An Albuquerque woman was sentenced to 63 months in prison for trafficking methamphetamine.  

According to court documents, on October 17, 2017, law enforcement intercepted two vehicles transporting methamphetamine to Farmington, New Mexico. Melissa Redfearn-Martinez was driving one of them. Law enforcement officers conducted a K9 sniff and search both vehicles. Inside Redfearn’s vehicle, officers found 776.2 grams of methamphetamine.

After completing her term of imprisonment, Martinez will be required to serve three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

U.S. Attorney Alexander M.M. Uballez and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Albuquerque Field Office, made the announcement today.

The FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph Spindle is prosecuting the case.

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Updated April 22, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 24-153