Roswell woman sentenced for meth trafficking

Judges gavel

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) – A Roswell woman will serve nearly six years in a federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine in New Mexico.

Prosecutors say 60-year-old Grace Roman Childers was sentenced Thursday in a Las Cruces federal court to 70 months in prison.

Childers will also be on supervised release for five years following her sentence.

She initially faced anywhere from 10 years to life.

Childers pleaded guilty in March to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Lea County Drug Task Force officers arrested Childers in Hobbs in February 2013.

They executed a search warrant and found about 300 grams of methamphetamine and a loaded handgun in the vehicle Childers was driving.

Officers also reported finding a digital scale with drug residue and nearly $7,500 in cash.

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