Carlsbad man pleads guilty to gun, drug trafficking charges

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – A southeastern New Mexico man could face a lengthy prison term after pleading guilty to violating federal laws on firearms and drug trafficking.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 29-year-old Jacob J. Loredo of Carlsbad pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Las Cruces to charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The office says Loredo was arrested by the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force during a Feb. 19 raid and that he’d previously been convicted of possession of cocaine.

According to the office, Loredo faces between 5 and 40 years in prison when he’s sentenced under a plea agreement. 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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