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Las Cruces man charged with federal drug, firearms crimes

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

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Djuan Anthony Aldredge was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking. Aldredge, 30, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, appeared in federal court on Nov. 30 for a detention hearing and will remain in custody pending trial, which has not been scheduled.

According to a criminal complaint, on July 1, FBI agents and officers with the Southern New Mexico Safe Streets Gang Task Force executed a federal search warrant for Aldredge, his residence in Las Cruces and his vehicle. In Aldredge’s bedroom, investigators found 305.8 grams of methamphetamine, two pistols, a 60-round ammunition drum, multiple ammunition magazines, assorted ammunition, body armor and firearms accessories. Investigators also found another pistol in Aldredge’s vehicle, and two rifles in the closet of another bedroom in the residence.

A complaint is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Aldredge faces a potential mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and a minimum of five years and up to life in prison for possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.

The Las Cruces Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the Southern New Mexico Safe Streets Gang Task Force and the Las Cruces/Dona Ana County Metro Narcotics Agency. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Ramirez is prosecuting the case.

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Updated December 1, 2022

Topics
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Release Number: 22-268