Portales man sentence to 27 years for drug trafficking - FOX34 Lubbock

Portales man sentence to 27 years for drug trafficking

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PORTALES, New Mexico -

Ruben Lozano, 29, was found guilty last year of trafficking methamphetamine, possession of heroine and receiving a stolen firearm. A press release states this was Lozano's third conviction for trafficking drugs.

Reports state the charges stem from June 6, 2018, when the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office served a search warrant at the residence of 1600 S Globe, Portales, NM, and an outstanding warrant on Lozano. Upon the execution of the search warrant the deputies located Ruben Lozano and seized over $6,000.00 of methamphetamine, heroin, drug paraphernalia and a stolen firearm.

The Honorable Donna J. Mowrer presided over the sentencing hearing today and sentenced Lozano to 27 years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections, which included an enhancement of eight years per the habitual offender act. Judge Mowrer indicated that the harsh sentence was appropriate because this was the third time that Lozano has been convicted of trafficking drugs and he is a clear threat to our community.

District Attorney Reeb stated, “The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office did a great job in taking this drug dealer off the streets and protecting our community.”

Chief Deputy District Attorney, Quentin Ray prosecuted the case for the State and criminal defense attorney, Chris Christensen, of Portales, represented Lozano.

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