Roswell Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Narcotics Trafficking Laws
ALBUQUERQUE—Francisco Mejia, 43, of Roswell, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to violating federal narcotics trafficking laws. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Mejia will be sentenced to 46 months in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.
Mejia was arrested on March 17, 2015, on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm on Feb. 24, 2015, in Chaves County, N.M. According to the complaint, the New Mexico State Police executed a search warrant on Mejia’s residence and vehicles where they seized approximately 29.53 grams of methamphetamine, $5,240.00 in cash, a pistol, ammunition, and drug paraphernalia. At the time, Mejia was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because he previously had been convicted of possession of a controlled substance and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
During today’s proceedings, Mejia pled guilty to a felony information charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Mejia admitted that on Feb. 24, 2015, he possessed approximately 29.53 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Mejia remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled.
This case was investigated by the Roswell office of the FBI, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office and the New Mexico State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy M. Castellano of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office is prosecuting the case.