Deming Man Sentenced to 13 Years for Conviction on Meth Trafficking and Witness Tampering Charges
ALBUQUERQUE – Ramiro Trevizo-Granillo, 34, of Deming, N.M., was sentenced on Oct. 3, 2016, in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 156 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for trafficking in methamphetamine and conspiring to tamper with a witness.
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. According to the complaint, 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. While Trevizo-Granillo was detained on the 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.
On May 18, 2016, 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.
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 prosecuted the case.