FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
July 23, 2019

FBI Media Alert: Multi-Agency Task Force Arrests Albuquerque Man on Federal Firearm, Drug Charges

A multi-agency task force arrested an Albuquerque man on federal firearm and drug charges Tuesday.

Henry Felix, 49, is charged in a federal complaint with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; being a felon in possession of a firearm; and possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

The FBI Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF), comprised of investigators from the FBI, New Mexico State Police, Albuquerque Police Department, and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Felix after executing a search warrant of his residence in Albuquerque.

According to the federal complaint, a loaded, stolen firearm and approximately five ounces of heroin were located in the residence.

Felix had an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Tuesday and was ordered detained pending a preliminary/detention hearing on Wednesday.

The public is reminded that all defendants are considered innocent unless convicted in a court of law.

The VCTF primarily focuses on violent repeat offenders engaged in federal firearm or drug-related crimes.