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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A federal judge has sentenced a Mexican citizen to 135 months in prison for methamphetamine and firearms convictions.

Authorities say 41-year-old Jose Ponce-Lopez of Culiacan, Mexico, will be deported after he completes his prison sentence.

He has been in federal custody since his arrest on Sept. 12, 2009, when the FBI and narcotics agents seized methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, four firearms and cash from a residence where he was living in northwestern New Mexico’s San Juan County.

Ponce-Lopez was indicted on Dec. 3, 2009, and pleaded guilty last November to possession of more than 500 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.–Trafficking-Sentence/

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