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James Moten Sentenced

November 30, 2015


Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison


Clovis, NM ~  Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that on November 24, 2015, James Clifton Moten, age 54, of Clovis, was sentenced to serve seven years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections.


On September 30, 2015, a jury found Moten guilty on charges of Trafficking Cocaine.  The charges are the last of the cases that resulted from a four month undercover operation by the Region 5 Drug Task Force.  The operation resulted in the arrest of over 22 individuals who were engaged in trafficking cocaine in Clovis.


The Honorable Drew D. Tatum presided over the sentencing hearing and found that Moten is a habitual offender. Tatum sentenced Moten to a total of ten years in prison, and suspended three of those years to be served on supervised probation


Chief Deputy District Attorney, Brian Stover and Deputy District Attorney, Richard Rowley, III,  prosecuted the case for the State.  Moten was represented by Jonathan Miller, a criminal defense attorney from Albuquerque.


For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.

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