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Illinois Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Cocaine Trafficking Conviction in New Mexico

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Javece Lyndale Wilson, 38, of Maywood, Ill., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 60 months in prison for his conviction on a cocaine trafficking charge.  Wilson will be on supervised release for four years after completing his prison sentence.

The DEA arrested Wilson in Dec. 2017, after seizing approximately 550 grams of cocaine from his luggage during an interdiction investigation on Dec. 11, 2017, in Albuquerque.  Wilson was indicted on Dec. 20, 2017, and was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute on Dec. 11, 2017, in Bernalillo County, N.M.

On April 20, 2018, Wilson pled guilty to the indictment and admitted possessing more than 500 grams of cocaine concealed in his luggage while traveling through Albuquerque on Dec. 11, 2017.  Wilson further admitted that he was transporting the cocaine with the intent to distribute the cocaine to other individuals.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the DEA and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eva Fontanez.

Updated October 10, 2018

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