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Date: 02-10-2020

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United States of America v. Raymond Maestas

Case Number: 1:18-cr-03122-JCH

Judge: Judith C. Herrera

Court: United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (Bernalillo County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Jim Tierney and Kimberly A. Brawley

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Description: Albuquerque, NM - The United States of America charged Raymond Maestas with possession with intent to distribute meth.

Raymond Maestas, 43, of Albuquerque, New Mexico pleaded guilty in federal court in Albuquerque on Feb. 4 to charges of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute heroin, carrying a firearm during and relation to a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

A grand jury indicted Maestas for these offenses on June 27, 2019. In his plea agreement, Maestas admitted committing these offenses in Bernalillo County on Feb. 14, 2017. He rear-ended another vehicle while driving in Albuquerque. When police came to tow his vehicle, they discovered a backpack on the rear floor board containing a semi-automatic handgun, 98.5 grams of heroin, and 48 grams of Methamphetamine. Maestas was forbidden from possessing any firearms at the time of these offenses because he was previously convicted of trafficking heroin.

Maestas is currently in custody awaiting sentencing. He faces up to 12 to 16 years in federal prison under the terms of his plea agreement.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated this case with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico State Police, and the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office.


Charges:


18:922(g)(1): Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition
(1)
18:922(g)(1): Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition;
(1s)
18:922(g)(1): Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition;
(1ss)
21:841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B): Possession with Intent to Distribute 5 Grams and More of Methamphetamine
(2)
21:841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B): Possession with Intent to Distribute 5 Grams and More of Methamphetamine;
(2s)
21:841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B): Possession with Intent to Distribute 5 Grams and More of Methamphetamine;
(2ss)
18:924(c)(1)(A)(i): Using and Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of Such Crime
(3)
21:841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C): Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin;
(3s)
21:841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C): Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin;
(3ss)
18:924(c)(1)(A)(i): Using and Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of Such Crime
(4s)
18:924(c)(1)(A)(i): Using and Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of Such Crime.
(4ss)

Outcome: 02/04/2020 67 CONSENT TO PLEA BEFORE US MAGISTRATE JUDGE by Raymond Maestas (mjr) (Entered: 02/04/2020)
02/04/2020 68 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Raymond Maestas (mjr) (Entered: 02/04/2020)
02/04/2020 69 Clerk's Minutes for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge B. Paul Briones: Plea Hearing as to Raymond Maestas held; Guilty Plea entered by Raymond Maestas. (Recording Info: FTR Rio Grande) (khs) (Entered: 02/04/2020)

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