Legatzke was arrested on Jan. 5, 2016, on a federal criminal complaint charging him with possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute. According to the criminal complaint, the charge arose out of the seizure of 12 ounces of methamphetamine by deputies of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office during a routine traffic stop on Dec. 31, 2015, in Lordsburg, N.M.
On May 3, 2016, Legatzke pled guilty to a felony information charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. In entering the guilty plea, he further admitted that he intended to distribute the methamphetamine to individuals in and around Lordsburg.
This case was investigated by the Las Cruces office of the DEA and the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin Segovia of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office prosecuted the case.