Deming Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE – Andres Munoz, 59, of Deming, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 70 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.
Munoz and his co-defendant Guadalupe Romero, 38, also of Deming, were arrested in Dec. 2014, on a criminal complaint alleging conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The complaint alleged that the pair committed the crimes on Dec. 18, 2014, in Luna County, N.M. According to the complaint, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed a search warrant at the residence of Munoz and Romero and seized quantities of methamphetamine hidden throughout the residence. Munoz and Romero were subsequently indicted on March 18, 2015.
On July 9, 2015, Munoz pled guilty to a felony information charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. In entering his guilty plea, Munoz admitted that on Dec. 18, 2014, he and Romero possessed approximately 226 grams of methamphetamine in a residence they shared. He also acknowledged that they intended to distribute the drugs.
Romero pled guilty on July 21, 2015, to a felony information charging her with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and admitted that on Dec. 18, 2014, she and Munoz jointly possessed approximately 226 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Romero was sentenced on Oct. 29, 2015, to 27 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release.
This case was investigated by the Deming office of HSI and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Luis A. Martinez of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office.
Updated December 8, 2015