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California Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction in New Mexico

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Oscar Toro, 43, of Fremont, Calif., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 57 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction. 

Toro was charged in March 2014, on a criminal complaint alleging that he possessed methamphetamine with intent to distribute on March 4, 2014, in Bernalillo County, N.M.  According to the complaint, Toro was arrested after law enforcement seized approximately 3.4 kilograms of methamphetamine from a hidden compartment underneath Toro’s vehicle. Toro was subsequently indicted on March 26, 2014, and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. 

On Oct. 20, 2015, Toro pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on March 4, 2014, law enforcement officers found 3,415 grams of methamphetamine in a hidden compartment in his vehicle.  Toro further admitted that he was given $1,000.00 to drive the methamphetamine from Calif. to Ky., and would later receive another $5,000.00.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the DEA and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Rumaldo Armijo prosecuted the case.

Updated February 4, 2016