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Texas man gets prison for drug trafficking in New Mexico

Texas man gets prison for drug trafficking in New Mexico

The Associated Press
July 16, 2018 06:31 PM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for heroin and methamphetamine trafficking in New Mexico.

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Prosecutors say 39-year-old Jesus Gerardo Prieto Jr. of El Paso was sentenced Monday in federal court in Las Cruces.

Prieto was arrested last October at the Border Patrol checkpoint in Las Cruces after agents seized more than 432 grams of methamphetamine and about 117 grams of heroin found concealed inside his vehicle.

He was charged with distributing methamphetamine in August 2017 in New Mexico's Dona Ana County, distributing methamphetamine and heroin in October 2017 in Luna County and possession of methamphetamine and heroin with intent to distribute that same month in Dona Ana County.

Prosecutors say Prieto pleaded guilty five months ago to charges the indictment without a plea agreement.

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