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Floyd Albert Sherrell, 34, of Artesia, was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces to 57 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction on methamphetamine trafficking and firearms charges.

Sherrell was arrested Sept. 1, 2015, on charges of unlawfully possessing firearms on June 10, 2014, and distributing methamphetamine on June 12, 2014. At the time, Sherrell was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because he previously had been convicted of larceny of a firearm and burglary.

On Jan. 26, 2016, Sherrell pleaded guilty to the charges. In entering his guilty plea, Sherrell admitted selling four firearms to an undercover law enforcement agent on June 10, 2014, and selling 25 grams of pure methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement agent on June 12, 2014.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Y. Armijo of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office.