Published: 1:00 pm, Thu. Feb. 25th, 2016Updated: 2:06 pm
A Hagerman man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Las Cruces on methamphetamine trafficking charges.
Ernesto Flores, 44, will serve 60 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for possession of meth with intent to distribute.
According to the complaint, officers with the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force (PVDTF), the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force (CCMNTF) and Eddy County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) executed a search warrant on Flores’ residence in Hagerman on Feb. 4, 2015. From a storage room on the property, they seized approximately 296.52 grams of meth, one AK-47, two handguns, one stolen handgun, $4,900 in cash, and drug paraphernalia.
Flores was arrested March 12, 2015, and pleaded guilty to the charges June 10, 2015, admitting that he had been selling the meth.