Published: 2:29 pm, Wed. Aug. 16th, 2017Updated: 2:28 pm
Sylvester Hall, 55, of Carlsbad, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Las Cruces to 120 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for his heroin and crack cocaine trafficking conviction.
Hall, a career offender whose criminal history includes at least three prior drug trafficking convictions, was prosecuted under a federal anti-violence initiative that targets “the worst of the worst” offenders for federal prosecution.
Hall was arrested March 12, 2015, on heroin and crack cocaine trafficking offenses.
According to the complaint, law enforcement agents located approximately 213.64 grams of heroin, 31.7 grams of crack cocaine, 100.7 grams of marijuana, and $15,080.26 in cash inside a storage unit owned by Hall.
Hall was subsequently indicted July 23, 2015, and charged with possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to distribute. According to the indictment, the offenses were committed Feb. 10, 2015, in Eddy County. Hall entered a guilty plea to the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement Nov. 10, 2016.
This case was investigated by the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force, which is comprised of officers from the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office, Carlsbad Police Department and Artesia Police Department, and is part of the HIDTA Region VI Drug Task Force.