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Belen Man Sentenced to Five Years for Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Darrell Ray Trammell, 66, of Belen, N.M., was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 60 months in prison for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.  Trammell will be on supervised release for three years after he completes his prison sentence.

Trammell was arrested in Aug. 2014, on an indictment charging him and co-defendant Cynthia Boykin, 49, also of Belen, with participation in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Valencia County, N.M.  According to the indictment, the conspiracy continued from Nov. 2013 to Jan. 2014.  The indictment also charged Trammell and Boykin with distributing methamphetamine in Valencia County in Dec. 2013, and Trammell alone with distributing methamphetamine in Bernalillo County, N.M., in Jan. 2014.

On Sept. 15, 2015, Trammell pled guilty to a felony information charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  In entering the plea, Trammell admitted that on Jan. 8, 2014, he distributed methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement officer in exchange for $1,700.00.

 Co-defendant Boykin was arrested in March 2015.  On May 20, 2015, Boykin pled guilty to a felony information charging her with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  She admitted that on Dec. 12, 2013, she distributed three grams of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement officer.  Boykin was sentenced on Sept. 24, 2015, to five months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the DEA and the New Mexico State Police.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys David M. Walsh and Stephen R. Kotz prosecuted the case.

Updated March 24, 2016

Topic
Drug Trafficking