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December 10, 2014

Anthony, New Mexico Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Heroin Trafficking Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE—Daniel Arrieta, 39, of Anthony, N.M., was sentenced this morning in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 120 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his heroin trafficking conviction.

Arrieta was arrested on May 10, 2013 on a criminal complaint charging him with participating in a heroin trafficking conspiracy. According to the criminal complaint, Arrieta was arrested after he sold 3.6 grams of heroin which was packaged for retail distribution to an undercover agent in exchange for $200. The undercover transaction took place during two meetings in Anthony, N.M., and El Paso, Texas, on April 18, 2013.

Arrieta pled guilty on Dec. 13, 2014, to a felony information charging him with participation in a heroin distribution conspiracy.

This case was investigated by the Las Cruces office of the FBI and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah M. Davenport and Shaheen Torgoley.

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