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Clovis man already in prison gets 24-year term in drug case

May 17, 2017 • State News

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis man already incarcerated for prior drug convictions has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for trafficking in controlled substances and distribution of marijuana.

Prosecutors say [auth] 42-year-old Bernardo Baca also was convicted last Friday on charges of tampering with evidence and resisting arrest.

He was sentenced Wednesday on convictions stemming from a scheme to smuggle drugs into the Curry County jail.

Prosecutors say a package containing methamphetamine and marijuana was found in an alley near the jail.

They say Baca’s girlfriend was jailed at the time and the drugs were originally placed where she could pick them up when she went outside for recreation.

Prosecutors say Baca’s sentence will run concurrently with the prison term he’s currently serving.

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