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Man from Zuni, New Mexico sentenced to federal prison for methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute

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

           ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Cody Laweka, 29, of Zuni, New Mexico was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque today to four years in prison for possession with the intent to distribute 10 pounds of methamphetamine.

           Laweka previously pleaded guilty to this offense on Jan. 15. According to his plea agreement, Laweka planned to sell 10 pounds of methamphetamine on July 17, 2019.  He went to a parking lot in Albuquerque expecting to meet the customer.   Laweka kept the methamphetamine he intended to sell in a hotel room nearby.  He was going to retrieve it after collecting payment of $28,000 from the customer.  However, the customer was actually an undercover federal agent who arrested Laweka before completing the transaction. 

           The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert I. Goldaris prosecuted the case.

Updated April 17, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 20-069