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Londie Tarango, 23, of Artesia, was sentenced this morning in federal court in Las Cruces to 60 months in prison for a methamphetamine trafficking conviction.

Tarango will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.

Tarango was arrested Oct. 6, 2015, on an indictment charging him with distributing meth Aug. 1, 2014, in Eddy County. The indictment included forfeiture allegations seeking forfeiture of $2,400 in proceeds of the drug trafficking activity charged to the United States.

On May 5, 2016, Tarango pleaded guilty to the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement.

This case was investigated by the Las Cruces Office of the DEA and the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force (PVDTF). Assistant U.S. Attorney Brock Taylor of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office prosecuted the case. The PVDTF is comprised of officers from the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office and Artesia and Carlsbad Police Departments, and is part of the HIDTA Region VI Drug Task Force