Mexican woman gets prison term in NM meth case

November 15, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Mexican woman has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for drug trafficking in New Mexico.

Prosecutors say 51-year-old Reyna Carizoza received a 97-month prison term Thursday [auth] followed by four years of supervised release.

They say Carizoza will be deported after she completes her prison sentence.

Carizoza was arrested on a criminal complaint in April after law enforcement officers found about 65 grams of methamphetamine in her vehicle following a traffic stop.

She subsequently was indicted and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Court records show the FBI began investigating Carizoza after an informant identified her as an Albuquerque-area drug trafficker.

At the traffic stop, authorities say they searched her vehicle and reported finding the meth hidden in a toy.

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