LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A Roswell woman has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking.
Prosecutors say 48-year-old Jennifer Rene Barela was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces.
They say Barela’s criminal history includes prior felony convictions for methamphetamine trafficking, burglary, forgery and fraud.
She was arrested last December and charged by criminal complaint with possessing heroin and methamphetamine with intent to distribute the drugs in New Mexico’s Otero County.
U.S. Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint south of Alamogordo seized more than 191 grams of black tar heroin, a kilogram of methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia from Barela and the vehicle she was in.
Barela pleaded guilty last July to a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.