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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Artesia man charged with illegal possession of firearms and child pornography

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Trevor Wright, 50, of Artesia, New Mexico, made an initial appearance in federal court today facing charges of possession of child pornography and being a drug addict in possession of firearms. Wright will remain in custody pending a detention hearing scheduled for July 7.

            According to a criminal complaint, on June 25, the FBI executed a search warrant on Wright’s residence in Artesia. Investigators allegedly found child pornography on one of Wright’s cellular telephones. They also located 15 firearms allegedly in Wright’s possession within the residence. As a drug addict, Wright cannot legally possess a firearm.

            A complaint is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Wright faces up to 20 years in prison.

            The FBI Albuquerque’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force investigated this case with assistance from the Artesia Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jaymie L. Roybal and Sarah Mease are prosecuting this case.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 
21-129
Updated July 1, 2021