Published: 5:34 pm, Fri. Jun. 8th, 2018Updated: 5:34 pm
Stephanie Murray, 30, of Loving, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Las Cruces to narcotics trafficking charges arising from the sale of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement agent.
Murray and co-defendants Jimmy Myers, 24, of Lockhart, Texas, and Jesus Sanchez, 31, of Carlsbad, were charged with methamphetamine trafficking offenses in an indictment filed Dec. 13, 2017. The three-count indictment charged Murray, Myers and Sanchez with participating in a meth trafficking conspiracy and distributing meth on April 28, 2017. It also charged Myers with distributing meth on May 18, 2017. According to the indictment, the defendants committed the crimes in Eddy County.
During Thursday’s proceedings, Murray pleaded guilty to conspiracy and distributing meth. In entering the guilty plea, Murray admitted that on April 28, 2017, she provided meth to an individual who then distributed the it to an undercover law enforcement agent.
Myers previously entered a guilty plea May 8.
At sentencing, Murray faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison, and Myers faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison. They both remain in custody pending sentencing hearings, which have yet to be scheduled.
Sanchez has entered a plea of not guilty to the charges in the indictment.