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Portales Man Sentenced to 10 years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

December 18, 2018

Portales, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that today a Roosevelt County jury found Jose Enriques, age 42, of Portales, guilty of Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), a second degree felony, and Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking a Controlled Substance, a third degree felony.


The charges stem from an undercover operation by the Region V Drug Task Force in July of 2017. A search warrant turned up eight individually packaged baggies of methamphetamine valued at $5,000.


The Honorable Donna J. Mowrer presided over the one-day trial. The jury heard testimony from law enforcement as well as an expert in forensic drug analysis from the New Mexico State Crime Lab. Mowrer sentenced Enriques to 13 years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections, with 3 years being suspended in favor of supervised probation.


Quentin Ray, Deputy District Attorney, prosecuted the case for the State.  Enriques was represented by Francis Rio, Attorney at Law.


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



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