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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Las Cruces Man Sentenced to Five Years In Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Lee Wayne Weathers, 41, of Las Cruces, N.M., was sentenced in federal court this morning to 60 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction. 

Weathers was arrested on Nov. 13, 2013, on an indictment charging him with a methamphetamine trafficking offense.  A heroin trafficking charge was added when the indictment was superseded in Jan. 2014.  According to the superseding indictment, Weathers unlawfully possessed both methamphetamine and heroin with intent to distribute in Doña Ana County, N.M., on Oct. 24, 2013. 

Weathers entered a guilty plea to the methamphetamine trafficking charge on Feb. 11, 2014, and admitted possessing six grams of pure methamphetamine on Oct. 24, 2013, in Doña Ana County.  He also admitted that he intended to distribute the drugs for profit.

This case was investigated by the Las Cruces office of the FBI, from the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office and Doña Ana/Las Cruces Metro Narcotics Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Maria Y. Armijo and Anna R. Wright of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office.

Updated January 26, 2015