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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 31, 2016

Georgia Man Facing Federal Drug Trafficking Charge in New Mexico Following Seizure of Ten Pounds of Meth

ALBUQUERQUE – This morning a U.S. Magistrate Judge sitting in Las Cruces, N.M., found probable cause to support a criminal complaint charging Timothy Wayne McGahee, 21, of Flowery Branch, Ga., with a methamphetamine trafficking offense.  McGahee was released pending trial under pretrial supervision and other conditions of release.

McGahee was arrested on Oct. 23, 2016, on a criminal complaint alleging that he possessed approximately ten pounds of methamphetamine in Dona Ana County, N.M.  According to the complaint, McGahee was arrested on Oct. 23, 2016, after U.S. Border Patrol agents at the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint west of Alamogordo, N.M., allegedly seized the methamphetamine from McGahee’s vehicle.

If convicted of the charge in the criminal complaint, McGahee faces a statutory minimum of ten years and a maximum of life in prison.  Charges in criminal complaints are merely accusations and criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Border Patrol and the Las Cruces office of the DEA.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Clara Nevarez Cobos of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated October 31, 2016