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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charge in New Mexico

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Marc Wren, 49, of Odessa, Texas, pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to a methamphetamine trafficking charge. Wren entered the guilty plea under a plea agreement that recommends a sentence of 70 to 87 months of imprisonment followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

 

Wren was charged by a criminal complaint filed on April 20, 2016, with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on March 26, 2016, in Bernalillo County, N.M. Wren subsequently was indicted on that same charge on May 10, 2016.

 

According to court documents, Wren was arrested following a traffic stop after law enforcement officers determined that there was an outstanding arrest warrant for him in Texas. During a search incident to the arrest, the officers learned that Wren was in possession of approximately 107.6 grams of methamphetamine, which he had concealed in his pant leg.

 

During today’s proceedings, Wren pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on March 26, 2016, he was in possession of methamphetamine, which he intended to distribute to others. Wren remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.

 

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the DEA and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Letitia C. Simms.

Updated May 30, 2017

Topic
Drug Trafficking