ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jermaine Ryan Alvarez, 38, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, was sentenced in federal court today to nine years in prison for one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin and one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams and more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Alvarez pleaded guilty on June 28, 2021.
According to the plea agreement and other court records, on Oct. 19, 2020, law enforcement began investigating Alvarez based on information that he was selling drugs out of a shed on a property where he was residing in Carlsbad. The following day, agents obtained and executed a court search warrant for the shed. During the search, agents found and seized 92.14 net grams of pure methamphetamine and 200.78 net grams of heroin. In his plea agreement, Alvarez admitted that the drugs were his and that he intended to distribute them.
Upon his release from prison, Alvarez will be subject to four years of supervised release.
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Las Cruces District Office and the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force investigated this case with assistance from the Carlsbad Police Department and the Eddy County Sheriff Office. Assistant United States Attorney Renee Camacho is prosecuted the case.
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