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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A Deming man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking.

New Mexico prosecutors say 49-year-old Frank L. Gutierrez was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Las Cruces.

He’ll be on supervised release for 10 years after completing his prison term.

Gutierrez was convicted of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute in April 2010 after a two-day jury trial.

Authorities say Gutierrez was stopped by Lordsburg police officer for a traffic violation on Nov. 12, 2008.

A subsequent search of his vehicle turned up a plastic coffee canister in the car’s trunk with nearly 71 net grams of pure methamphetamine.

Prosecutors say Gutierrez was previously convicted in New Mexico in 1993 of conspiracy to possess marijuana with the intent to distribute.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/6779042876e74a73a1b53d4249e31952/NM–Meth-Sentence/

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