Published: 2:19 pm, Thu. Nov. 2nd, 2017Updated: 2:19 pm
Renee Rodriguez, 33, of Roswell, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Las Cruces to 63 months in prison for her conviction on methamphetamine trafficking and firearms charges.
Rodriguez will be on supervised release for three years after completing her prison sentence.
Rodriguez and co-defendant Joseph Vallejos, 25, also of Roswell, were charged in a criminal complaint filed in September 2015 with conspiracy, distribution of meth, and firearms offenses in Chaves County. According to the criminal complaint, Rodriguez and Vallejos sold an aggregate of 157.7 grams of meth to undercover law enforcement officers during nine separate transactions between July and September 2015. The complaint further charged Rodriguez with brandishing a handgun during a meth transaction on July 8, 2015.
On Aug. 12, 2016, Rodriguez pleaded guilty to two of the distribution of meth charges and to brandishing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. On Aug. 3, 2016, Vallejos pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge and four meth distribution charges.
At sentencing, Vallejos faces a statutory minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison, followed by not less than four years of supervised release. Vallejos also will be ordered to pay $750 in restitution to the United States, which represents the proceeds he derived from the drug trafficking offenses to which he pleaded guilty. Vallejos remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.