- Associated Press - Monday, November 7, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Arizona man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking in New Mexico.

Prosecutors say 47-year-old James Thomas Vance of Phoenix also was sentenced Monday to five years of supervised release after he completes his prison term.

Vance was arrested in September 2015 and charged by criminal complaint with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Homeland Security Investigations agents say they discovered more than 969 grams of methamphetamine in Vance’s vehicle during a traffic stop.

Vance was subsequently indicted in October 2015 and pleaded guilty five months ago.

He told authorities he was driving from Phoenix to New Mexico’s Bernalillo County and planned to deliver the methamphetamine to other individuals.

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