- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A California woman has pleaded guilty to a drug trafficking charge in New Mexico.

Prosecutors say 62-year-old Maria Isabel Ramos, of Lake Elsinore, entered her plea Friday in federal court in Albuquerque.

Ramos and a co-defendant were arrested in November 2014 after a traffic stop in Bernalillo County for their vehicle having an expired license plate.

New Mexico State Police officers reported finding more than 11 pounds of methamphetamine inside a duffel bag in the vehicle’s trunk.

Ramos was subsequently indicted and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Prosecutors say Ramos faces up to 20 years in federal prison when she’s sentenced followed by at least three years of supervised release.

A date for Ramos’ sentencing hearing wasn’t immediately available Friday.



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