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Grants Man Sentenced to 70 Months for Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Jeffrey Chavez, 32, of Grants, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 70 months in prison for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.  Chavez will be on supervised release for four years after completing his prison sentence.

Chavez was arrested on March 10, 2017, on an indictment charging him with distributing methamphetamine on June 11, 2015, in Cibola County, N.M.  On Oct. 4, 2017, Chavez pled guilty to a felony information charging him with distributing methamphetamine.  In entering the guilty plea, Chavez admitted that on June 11, 2015, he sold approximately 82.8 grams of pure methamphetamine to an individual working with law enforcement in exchange for $1,800. 

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the DEA, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer M. Rozzoni.

Updated April 3, 2018

Drug Trafficking