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

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Las Cruces Woman Sentenced to Prison for Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Joclyn Telles, 35, of Las Cruces, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to 60 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for her methamphetamine trafficking conviction. 

Telles and co-defendant Joshua Nestle, 26, also of Las Cruces, were arrested in Feb. 2017, and were charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.  The complaint also charged Nestle with being a felon in possession of a firearm and with using and carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime.  According to the criminal complaint, the defendants committed the crimes on June 29, 2016, in Dona Ana County, N.M.  Law enforcement officers arrested Nestle and Telles on outstanding arrest warrants following a traffic stop.  During a search incident to the defendants’ arrests, the officers found approximately 2.6 ounces of methamphetamine and a firearm in the defendants’ vehicle.

Telles was indicted on June 21, 2017, and charged with conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  She entered a guilty plea to the indictment on July 18, 2017, without the benefit of a plea agreement. 

On June 7, 2017, Nestle pled guilty to a felony information charging him with conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and admitted conspiring on June 29, 2016, with others to violate the federal drug trafficking laws.  He also admitted possessing the 2.6 ounces of methamphetamine found in his vehicle and acknowledged that he intended to distribute the drugs to others.  Nestle also admitted that on March 9, 2017, he possessed a controlled substance while incarcerated at the Dona Ana County Detention Center.  Nestle was sentenced on Feb. 6, 2018, to 140 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release.           

This case was investigated by the Las Cruces office of the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark A. Saltman of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office.

Drug Trafficking
Updated March 20, 2018