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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Deming Man Pleads Guilty to Narcotics Trafficking and Conspiracy Charges

Plea Agreement Requires Imposition of 156 Month Prison Sentence

ALBUQUERQUE – Ramiro Trevizo-Granillo, 33, of Deming, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to narcotics trafficking and conspiracy charges.  Under the terms of his plea agreement, Trevizo-Granillo will be sentenced to 156 months in federal prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

Trevizo-Granillo was arrested on July 30, 2015, on a criminal complaint charging him with participating in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy and conspiracy to tamper with a witness.  The complaint alleged that Trevizo-Granillo provided an individual with 30 grams of methamphetamine on July 4, 2014, with the understanding that the purchaser would be selling the drugs to others.  The complaint further alleged that while Trevizo-Granillo was detained on the aforementioned methamphetamine distribution charge, he engaged in a recorded telephone conversation with another person during which he discussed a scheme to prevent a witness from testifying against him. 

Trevizo-Granillo was subsequently indicted on Oct. 15, 2015, and charged with participating in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy on July 4, 2014, in Luna County, N.M., and conspiracy to tamper with a witness on July 4, 2015.

During today’s proceedings, Trevizo-Granillo pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on July 4, 2014, he sold 30 grams of methamphetamine to another person.  Trevizo-Granillo further admitted that on July 5, 2015, he had a conversation with a friend about making a cooperator involved in his case “disappear” so the cooperator would not testify against him. 

Trevizo-Granillo remains in federal custody pending a sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled.

This case was investigated by the Deming office of Homeland Security Investigations and the Deming Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark A. Saltman of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated May 18, 2016