Pena Sentenced for Meth Trafficking
(Deming) – A Deming man was sentenced Tuesday in Federal Court in Las Cruces for methamphetamine trafficking.
A media release said 29-year-old Matthew Peña was sentenced to ten years in prison followed by four years of supervised release.
Peña was arrested on January 27th, 2014, in Deming on a two-count indictment charging him and co-defendants 41-year-old Rebecca Torres and 40-year-old Anthony Perez, both of Deming, and Robert Snow, now deceased, with distributing methamphetamine.
Count 1 of the indictment charged Peña and Torres with distributing methamphetamine in Doña Ana County in June of 2013, and Count 2 charged Peña, Snow and Perez with distribution of methamphetamine in Luna County in July of 2013.
Peña and Perez both pled guilty to the indictment on May 14th, 2014, without the benefit of plea agreements.
Torres entered a guilty plea on April 18th, 2014, and was sentenced on August 28th to 10 months in federal prison.
Perez remains detained pending his sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled.
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