ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque man has been arrested on federal charges involving methamphetamine trafficking.
Prosecutors say 44-year-old Charles Padilla made his initial appearance in federal court Monday on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Padilla is temporarily detained pending a preliminary hearing and a detention hearing. Both are scheduled for Tuesday morning.
Padilla was arrested Friday after federal drug agents say they seized more than 21 pounds of methamphetamine from two residences and a vehicle allegedly connected to the suspect.
Agents also say they recovered 19 firearms from one of Padilla’s residences and another from his vehicle.
Authorities didn’t immediately know Monday whether Padilla had a lawyer.