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Man from Española sentenced to two years in federal prison for drug and firearm possession

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

              ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jerod Walker, 22, of Española, New Mexico, was sentenced in federal court on May 6 to two years and three months in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

              Walker pleaded guilty to these offenses on July 22, 2020. According to the plea agreement, on Feb. 1, 2020, Walker was in possession of a handgun and cocaine base (also known as crack cocaine) in a bag located inside his girlfriend’s vehicle. The incident occurred in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. Due to his drug addiction, Walker is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

              Upon completion of his prison sentence, Walker will be subject to three years of supervised release.

              The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Albuquerque Resident Agency, the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Probation Office investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Spindle prosecuted the case.

Updated May 12, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 21-89