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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Indiana Man Sentenced to Eleven Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction in New Mexico

Conviction Arises out of Five-Pound Methamphetamine Seizure by DEA

ALBUQUERQUE – Rashad Travon Woods, 28, of Indianapolis, Ind., was sentenced today to 132 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his conviction on a methamphetamine trafficking charge in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M. 

Woods was arrested on a criminal complaint charging him with a methamphetamine trafficking offense after the DEA seized 2.4 kilograms (5.28 pounds) of methamphetamine from him during an interdiction investigation at the Amtrak Train Station in Albuquerque on Oct. 30, 2015.  The methamphetamine was concealed in clothes in Woods’ backpack.  Woods was indicted on the same charge on Nov. 17, 2015.

On Feb. 29, 2016, Woods pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on Oct. 30, 2015, in Bernalillo County, N.M., he was in possession of 2.40 gross kilograms of methamphetamine while traveling through Albuquerque. 

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

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 15, 2016