New York man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – a New York man has pleaded guilty to a marijuana trafficking charge in New Mexico that could put him in prison for the rest of his life.

Gary Harris, 50, was trying to get more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana hidden in a semi truck from Tucson, Arizona to New York in August 2013.

The driver was stopped in Hidalgo County where the stash was discovered and officers traced the pot back to Harris.

Harris and the truck driver both face up to 40 years in federal prison at sentencing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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