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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 13, 2018

El Paso, Texas, Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charges in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Luis Trejo, 54, of El Paso, Texas, pled guilty this afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to methamphetamine trafficking charges.

Trejo was arrested on April 16, 2018, on a three-count indictment charging him with distributing methamphetamine on three dates in June 2017.  According to the indictment, Trejo committed the offenses in Dona Ana County, N.M.

During today’s proceedings, Trejo pled guilty to the indictment and admitted distributing quantities of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement agent on the following dates: approximately 52 grams on June 13, 2017; approximately 55 grams on June 15, 2017; and approximately 52 grams on June 21, 2017.  Trejo acknowledged obtaining the methamphetamine from an individual and distributing the methamphetamine to others in exchange for money. 

At sentencing, Trejo faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.  He remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the New Mexico State Police and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark A. Saltman of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated September 13, 2018