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Albuquerque Woman Sentenced for Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Reyes Tijerina, 35, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced late yesterday afternoon in federal court to 60 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for her methamphetamine trafficking conviction.

Tijerina was arrested on Jan. 14, 2015, on a two-count indictment charging her with distributing methamphetamine on Sept. 10, 2014 and Sept. 24, 2014, in Bernalillo County, N.M.

On Oct. 5, 2015, Tijerina pled guilty to one count of distribution of methamphetamine.  In entering the guilty plea, Tijerina admitted that on Sept. 10, 2014, she sold methamphetamine to an undercover agent.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the DEA and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacob Wishard.

Updated April 13, 2016

Drug Trafficking