Lovington man gets 7 ½ years in prison for meth trafficking

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) – A Lovington man has been sentenced to 7½ years in federal prison for trafficking in methamphetamine an illegally possessing a gun.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 28-year-old Michael Gibson was sentenced Monday in federal court in Las Cruses.

Gibson was accused of selling nearly 2 ounces of meth to an undercover agent in September 2014. He was indicted the next year and pleaded guilty to a revised indictment that included a request that he forfeit cash.

The Las Cruces office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Lea County Drug Task Force investigated the case.

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