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09/06/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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Miguel Rangel Arce, 36, and Rogelio Santiago Quiroa-Valdez, 25, were among eight San Juan (New Mexico) County residents charged with federal narcotics trafficking offenses. Their co-defendant, Luis Rangel Arce, 44, also a Mexican national, pleaded guilty plea in this case the previous week.

01/06/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Shelia Villegas, 47, of Manila, Arkansas, was found guilty Jan. 7 on methamphetamine and cocaine trafficking charges after a two-day trial.
03/31/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
According to his plea agreement, Jean Claud Mills, 31, of Albuquerque, will be sentenced to 11 years in federal prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.
01/05/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Luis Rangel Arce and his co-defendants Miguel Rangel Arce, 36, and Rogelio Santiago Quiroa-Valdez, also Mexican nationals, were among eight San Juan County, New Mexico, residents charged with federal narcotics trafficking.

03/23/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Edgar Solis, 29, was found guilty of attempted possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. He and his co-defendant, Daniel Solis-Castillo, 33, also an illegal alien from Mexico, were indicted in December 2013, and charged with cocaine trafficking.
06/15/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Tomas Bustamante-Machado, 51, will be deported after he completes his prison sentence. During a routine traffic stop Jan. 16 in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, he was arrested after New Mexico State Police found 1,286 grams, or 2.8 pounds, of heroin in the vehicle he was driving.
03/15/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

David Krowner, 42, from Estancia, New Mexico, will be sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court, according to the terms of the plea agreement.

04/13/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Ernesto Felix, of Sinaloa, Mexico, is one of 29 individuals who were charged in February 2014 with drug trafficking offenses following a multi-agency investigation targeting drug trafficking in northwestern New Mexico. The investigation culminated Feb. 26, 2014 when 26 of the defendants were arrested during a law enforcement operation led by HSI and the HIDTA Region II Narcotics Task Force.
05/31/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Erik Molinar-Gonzalez, 32, of Los Lunas, New Mexico, was arrested in September 2015 and charged by criminal complaint with heroin and methamphetamine trafficking offenses. According to the complaint, on Sept. 9, 2015, New Mexico State Police (NMSP) officers found a kilogram of heroin in a vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

12/13/2012
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
A federal grand jury Wednesday returned a guilty verdict against a local resident on cocaine trafficking and immigration charges after a two day trial. The case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/07/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Alex Bernard Fletcher, 41, of Albuquerque, must also serve five years on supervised release after he completes his prison sentence, and must perform 50 hours of community service.

11/30/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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Jeffrey Burlingame, 59, was arrested in February 2016 on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The complaint alleged that Burlingame committed the crime Feb. 24, 2016, in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

06/21/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested David Krowner, 42, from Estancia, New Mexico, June 17 after a narcotics canine allegedly detected the odor of illegal drugs in his vehicle.

10/03/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Jeanne J. Barron, 24, was arrested in July 2015 on a criminal complaint charging her with possession of methamphetamine and heroin with intent to distribute July 10, 2015, in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

09/09/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Jean Claud Mills, 32, was arrested May 16, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and using and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Mills subsequently was indicted on those same charges June 11, 2014.
02/26/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Kenneth Verzani, 63, of Farmington, New Mexico, was arrested in November 2015 on a five-count indictment charging him with methamphetamine trafficking offenses.
04/30/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Jesse Bruner was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison following his guilty plea to trafficking of 10 bundles totaling 238.95 pounds of marijuana, which resulted from an investigation by special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/01/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Allen Goossen, 30, of Farmington, New Mexico, must also serve three years of supervised release after he’s released from prison. Goossen was convicted for possessing 12 grams (0.4 ounces) of heroin. 

10/24/2011
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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Sean Joseph Peterson, of Louisville, Ky, who crash landed an aircraft carrying 424.8 lbs. of marijuana onto a New Mexico ranch, pleaded guilty Oct. 19 in federal court to drug trafficking charges. Special agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated the case.
02/19/2013
Alexandria, VA
Narcotics
During this investigation, law enforcement in Texas has allegedly seized approximately 10,000 pounds of marijuana.
05/18/2011
Alexandria, VA
Narcotics
18 individuals have been arrested for their alleged roles in an international conspiracy trafficking more than 4.4 million grams of khat (leaves that contain the drug cathinone, an addictive stimulant) throughout the United States. 10 were captured in Northern Virginia, two in Maryland, four in New York, and two in Ohio...
09/05/2013
Alexandria, VA
Narcotics
Ricardo Avelar Valdez was sentenced Friday for attempting to smuggle several multi-thousand pound loads of marijuana from Mexico to Prince William County, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). On Aug. 16, Valdez's co-defendant, Francisco Cirilio Vargas-Aquino, was sentenced to 87 months in prison for his role.
08/07/2014
Alexandria, VA
Narcotics
James Quinn, 73, of Surrey, United Kingdom, and his two companies – one in the United Kingdom and one in Switzerland – face five felony counts in U.S. district court. They are charged with conspiracy, importation contrary to law, two counts of introduction of misbranded drugs into interstate commerce and unlicensed medical wholesaling.
05/17/2012
Alexandria, VA
Narcotics
"Thirteen individuals have been convicted for their roles in an international conspiracy, trafficking more than 10 million grams of khat throughout the United using human couriers, the U.S. Postal Service and delivery companies. This case was prosecuted as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force's ""Operation Buried Treasure."""
08/20/2014
Alexandria, VA
Narcotics
Lelo Sandoval, 47, of Jalapa, Guatemala, and Cesar Duran, 55, of Chicago, were indicted on four counts of conspiracy to import and distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and at least five kilograms of cocaine. Sandoval and Duran each face a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted.

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