Accused murderer convicted of meth trafficking

Chaves County, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico man has been convicted of racketeering and conspiracy for his involvement in an interstate meth trafficking ring.

A Chaves County jury found 33-year-old Matias Loza guilty for working with a group that brought methamphetamine from Phoenix to Otero County.

The judge sentenced Loza to 12 years in prison.

Loza is also facing charges for the 2011 murder of Richard Valdez. Valdez’s body was found in a burned out car south of Alamogordo. He has pled not guilty in that case.

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