Abel Romero, 29, of Anthony, N.M., Victor Cano, 30, of Anthony, N.M., and Jaime Cano, 30, of Canutillo, Texas, were charged with cocaine and marijuana trafficking offenses.  Romero also was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.   Victor Cano pled guilty on Nov. 7, 2013, under a plea agreement that requires the imposition of a sentence in the range of 30 to 37 months in prison.  Jaime Cano also pled guilty on Nov. 7, 2013, under a plea agreement that requires the imposition of a sentence in the range of 40 to 60 months in prison.  On Dec. 5, 2013, Romero pled guilty under a plea agreement that requires the imposition of a 131 month prison sentence.

 

 

 

Noe Perez-Rodriguez, 46, of Berino, N.M., and Larry Valles, Sr., 50, of Los Lunas, N.M., each pled guilty on Sept. 12, 2013, to methamphetamine trafficking charges.  At sentencing, each faces a sentence of not less than five years and not more than 40 years in prison.

 

 

 

Rudy Portillo, 54, and Isaiah Portillo, 20, both of Anthony, N.M., and Victor Leos, 53, of Anthony, Texas, were charged with heroin trafficking offenses.  Isaiah Portillo and Leos entered guilty pleas on Oct. 11, 2013 and Oct. 24, 2013, respectively, and Rudy Portillo pled guilty on Dec. 5, 2013.  At sentencing, Rudy Portillo and Leos each faces a sentence of not less than five years and not more than 40 years in prison, and Isaiah Portillo faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

 

 

 

Victor Alvarez, 43, of Las Cruces, N.M., and Benjamin Ochoa, 31, of Las Cruces, N.M., pled guilty to cocaine trafficking charges on Oct. 31, 2013 and Nov. 7, 2013, respectively.   Each faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison at sentencing.

 

 

 

Daniel Arrieta, 38, of Anthony, N.M., pled guilty to a heroin trafficking charge on Dec. 5, 2013, and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison at sentencing.

 

 

 

Michael Vega, 26, and Raul Martinez, 25, both of Anthony, N.M., were charged with cocaine trafficking offenses.  Vega pled guilty on Nov. 21, 2013, and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison at sentencing.  The charges against Martinez were dismissed without prejudice on Nov. 26, 2013.

 

 

 

John Eric Sapien, 25, of Anthony, N.M., pled guilty to a cocaine trafficking charge on Sept. 20, 2013, and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison at sentencing.