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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

El Paso Man Sentenced to 46 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction in New Mexico

ALBQUERQUE – Alejandro Carrillo, 38, of El Paso, Texas, was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 46 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.

Carrillo was arrested on April 23, 2014, after a search by U.S. Border Patrol agents revealed that Carrillo had concealed bundles of methamphetamine in his tractor-trailer during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 25 near mile marker 14 in Doña Ana County, N.M.  Carrillo was subsequently indicted on July 16, 2014, and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Carrillo entered a guilty plea to the indictment on Sept. 18, 2014, and admitted that on April 23, 2014, he possessed approximately 4.28 kilograms of methamphetamine which he picked up from an individual in El Paso, Texas, and was transporting to another individual in Denver, Colo.  Carrillo also admitted that he was to be paid $4,000.00 for a successful delivery of the methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Las Cruces Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Border Patrol and the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Edwin Garreth Winstead prosecuted the case.

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Updated March 4, 2015