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Artesia man sentenced to 75 months on meth trafficking, firearms charges

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Timothy Caleb Martinez, 28, of Artesia, was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces to 75 months in prison for his conviction on methamphetamine trafficking and firearms charges.

Martinez will be on supervised release for five year after completing his prison sentence.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives charged Martinez in a criminal complaint filed Aug. 4, 2017, with possession of meth and possession of a firearm not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR).

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers seized approximately 48.73 grams of pure meth, a firearm and ammunition while executing a search warrant at Martinez’s residence Nov. 18, 2014, in Eddy County.

On June 20, Martinez entered a guilty plea without the benefit of a plea agreement.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office, the Carlsbad Police Department, and the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force.

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