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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Jimmy Myers, 24, of Lockhart, Texas, pled guilty today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to a narcotics trafficking charge arising out of the sale of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement agent.

Myers and co-defendants Jesus Sanchez, 31, of Carlsbad, N.M., and Stephanie Murray, 30, of Loving, N.M., were charged with methamphetamine trafficking offenses in a three-count indictment filed on Dec. 13, 2017.  The indictment charged Myers, Sanchez and Murray with participating in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy and with distributing methamphetamine on April 28, 2017.  Myers also was charged with distributing methamphetamine on May 18, 2017.  According to the indictment, the defendants committed the crimes in Eddy County, N.M.

During today’s change of plea hearing, Myers pled guilty to distributing more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.  In entering the guilty plea, Myers admitted distributing 93 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement agent in exchange for $2,200 in Carlsbad on May 18, 2017.

At sentencing, Myers faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison.  He remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the New Mexico State Police.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander B. Shapiro of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated May 8, 2018