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Arkansas Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug Trafficking Conviction in New Mexico

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Dellrick Davonte Smith, 24, of Monticello, Ark., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 36 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.


Smith was arrested in March 2017, and was charged with a methamphetamine trafficking offense after the DEA seized 1.4 kilograms (3.136 pounds) of methamphetamine from him during an interdiction investigation at the Greyhound Bus Station. The methamphetamine was concealed in various bundles taped to Smith’s body.


Smith subsequently was indicted on April 11, 2017, and was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on March 24, 2017, in Bernalillo County, N.M.


On May 24, 2017, Smith pled guilty to a felony information charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. In entering the guilty plea, Smith admitted transporting 1.4 kilograms of methamphetamine to Albuquerque on a Greyhound bus by concealing the methamphetamine in bundles strapped to his body.


This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the DEA and Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Kraehe prosecuted the case.

Updated August 28, 2017

Drug Trafficking