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Farmington Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Alexis Tarango, 22, of Farmington, N.M., pled guilty last week in federal court in Santa Fe, N.M., to a methamphetamine trafficking charge.


Tarango was arrested on July 13, 2017, on indictment charging him with possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on Jan. 30, 2016, in San Juan County, N.M.  On Jan. 5, 2018, Tarango entered a guilty plea to the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement.


At sentencing, Tarango faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison.


This case was investigated by the Farmington office of the FBI and the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret M. Vierbuchen is prosecuting the case.

Updated January 8, 2018

Drug Trafficking