Jury finds Arizona man guilty of drug trafficking

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A Phoenix man has been found guilty of drug trafficking between Arizona and New Mexico and using an Alamogordo car dealership to launder the money.

A jury found Robert Chavez guilty of racketeering, drug trafficking, money laundering and other charges and faces 36 years in prison.

His arrest was part of a huge drug ring take down.

Others are allegedly involved but have not been to trial yet.

Prosecutors say over a four and a half year period, the defendants funneled $293,000 in cash through Richardson Motors trying to pretend the money was used to buy vehicles.

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