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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 24, 2015

Kirtland Man Sentenced to 108 Months in Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine in San Juan County

ALBUQUERQUE – Felix Trujillo, 52, of Kirtland, N.M., was sentenced late yesterday afternoon in Albuquerque, N.M., to 108 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release for his conviction on methamphetamine trafficking charges.

Trujillo was arrested on Oct. 28, 2014, on an indictment charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute it in San Juan County, N.M., on July 28, 2014.

On Dec. 10, 2014, Trujillo pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on July 28, 2014, he possessed more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it to other people.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of Homeland Security Investigations and the HIDTA Region II Narcotics Task Force and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Mysliwiec.

The HIDTA Region II Task Force is comprised of officers and investigators from the Farmington Police Department, San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, Bloomfield Police Department and Aztec Police Department, and is part of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program was created by Congress with the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988.  HIDTA is a program of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) which provides assistance to federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies operating in areas determined to be critical drug-trafficking regions of the United States and seeks to reduce drug trafficking and production by facilitating coordinated law enforcement activities and information sharing.

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Updated April 24, 2015