- Associated Press - Thursday, December 14, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say the last member of a Taos County-based drug trafficking ring to plead guilty faces up to eight years and four months in prison when he is sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 43-year-old Jason Duran of Albuquerque pleaded guilty Wednesday to an information charging him conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to distribute.

According to the office, Duran acknowledged conspiring with others to distribute heroin in Taos County from 2012 through 2015.

Eight co-defendants have also pleaded guilty. Five of them have already been sentenced and three others await sentencing.

The investigation leading to the indictment was conducted by the multiple federal, state, county and local agencies.

Duran’s sentencing hasn’t been scheduled yet.

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