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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Socorro County Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Dario Olivas, 24, of Veguita, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Santa Fe, N.M., to 60 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.

Olivas was arrested on Aug. 9, 2013, on an indictment charging him with two counts of distributing methamphetamine in Valencia County, N.M., on May 14, 2013 and July 8, 2013.

Olivas pled guilty on March 11, 2014, to one count of methamphetamine distribution.   In entering his guilty plea, Olivas admitted that on May 14, 2013, he sold approximately 30.5 gross grams of methamphetamine to an undercover DEA task force officer for $1,100.00 at a restaurant in Belen, N.M.  Olivas further admitted that on July 8, 2013, he sold approximately 88.8 gross grams of methamphetamine to the same undercover DEA task force officer for $3,300.00 at a restaurant in Belen.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the DEA and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Samuel A. Hurtado and Stephen R. Kotz.

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Updated March 10, 2015