Clovis, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that today a Curry County jury found Daniel Tapia, age 41, of Clovis, guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance, to-wit: Methamphetamine, a fourth degree felony.
During a traffic stop in August of 2018, Tapia was found to have methamphetamine on his person and also was wanted on outstanding warrants.
The Honorable Matthew Chandler 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. Chandler sentenced Tapia to the New Mexico Department of Corrections to five years (one year on the this case and four years for prior convictions for drug possession.)
Lance Sumrall, Assistant District Attorney prosecuted the case for the State. Tapia was represented by Ibukun Adepoju, District Public Defender.
For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.