Arizona man sentenced for trafficking heroin into New Mexico

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A Phoenix man has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for heroin trafficking in New Mexico.

The U.S. Attorney’s office for New Mexico says 25-year-old Rodolfo Rene Ley received a 70-month sentence Thursday in Albuquerque under a plea agreement.

He will also be on supervised release for four years after serving his sentence.

Ley was indicted on possession of heroin with intent to distribute and pleaded guilty.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested him May 13 at an Amtrak train station after finding 1 kilogram of heroin under his clothing.

Prosecutors say the case is part of an ongoing initiative by New Mexico to prevent and reduce opioid-related deaths. 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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