Previously convicted felon pleads guilty to federal firearms charge

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          ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Eduardo Zazueta, 25, pleaded guilty on July 30 in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Zazueta will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.

          Zazueta was indicted on Nov. 17, 2020. According to the indictment and other court records, on Sept. 30, 2020, in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, Zazueta sold a 9mm handgun to an undercover agent. Zazueta had been convicted previously of possession of a controlled substance and trafficking in controlled substances. As a previously convicted felon, Zazueta cannot legally possess firearms or ammunition.

          Zazueta faces up to 10 years in prison.

          The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaymie L. Roybal is prosecuting the case.

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