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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

South Carolina Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Brandon Carr, 28, of Pawleys Island, S.C., was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 120 months in prison for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.  Carr will be on supervised release for four years after completing his prison sentence.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies arrested Carr in Aug. 2014, after finding approximately 5,808 grams of methamphetamine in Carr’s vehicle following a routine traffic stop.  The methamphetamine was concealed in four 1.5 liter bottles of liquid.  Carr subsequently was indicted on Sept. 9, 2014, and was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on Aug. 13, 2014, in Bernalillo County, N.M.

On April 5, 2017, Carr pled guilty to a felony information charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  In entering the guilty plea, Carr admitted that on Aug. 13, 2014, BCSO deputies found four 1.5 liter bottles, which were labeled as apple juice but contained 5,808 grams of methamphetamine, in the trunk of his vehicle following a routine traffic stop.  Carr admitted that he obtained the methamphetamine in Los Angeles, Calif., and intended to deliver the methamphetamine to another person. 

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the DEA and the BCSO and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James R.W. Braun.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated March 14, 2018