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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 6, 2013

Rehoboth, N.M., Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Trafficking and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

ALBUQUERQUE – MacDavis Bahe, 31, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Rehoboth, N.M., pleaded guilty this morning to a methamphetamine trafficking charge and unlawful possession of a firearm.  Under the terms of his plea agreement, Bahe will be sentenced to ten years in federal prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

Bahe was indicted in June 2012, and charged with distributing methamphetamine and marijuana in McKinley County, N.M., between Feb. 2012 and May 2012.  He also was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of an unregistered firearm.

During today’s plea hearing, Bahe admitted that he distributed methamphetamine on Feb. 17, 2012, to an individual who, unbeknownst to him, was an undercover officer.  Bahe also admitted that he unlawfully possessed a shotgun on May 1, 2012.  Bahe acknowledged that he was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition because he previously had been convicted of the following felony offenses in the 11th Judicial District Court for the State of New Mexico (McKinley County):  burglary, aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer, and being a felon in possession of a firearm or destructive device.

Bahe was arrested on June 4, 2012, and has been in federal custody since that time.  Bahe will remain detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.  The remaining counts of the indictment will be dismissed after Bahe has been sentenced.

The case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Middle Rio Grande Valley Narcotics Task Force, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elaine Y. Ramirez.

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