- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - An Arizona man has been sentenced to a decade in federal prison for drug trafficking in New Mexico.

Prosecutors say 47-year-old James Richard Reeves of Tucson was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Las Cruces.

Reeves was one of three defendants charged in the case.

He and a co-defendant were indicted on charges of conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute in May 2014.

The co-defendant told authorities that he and Reeves drove from Tucson to Las Cruces to deliver methamphetamine to another man charged in the case.

They were stopped by police in Lordsburg, New Mexico and more than 116 grams of methamphetamine reportedly was found in their vehicle.

Reeves later pleaded guilty to the two methamphetamine trafficking charges in a superseding indictment without a plea agreement.


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