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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of New Mexico

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Alexander M.M. Uballez
, United States Attorney

Albuquerque Man Charged with Unlawful Dealing in Firearms

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Alexander M.M. Uballez, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Brendan Iber, Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, announced that Anthony Lutz appeared in federal court on an indictment charging him with a single count of unlawful dealing in firearms. Lutz, 41, of Albuquerque, will remain on conditions of release pending trial.

According to the indictment, between approximately Sept. 21, 2019, and Aug. 4, 2023, Lutz engaged in the business of dealing firearms without a license.

An indictment is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Lutz faces up to five years imprisonment and up to three years of supervised release thereafter.

ATF investigated this case with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations. The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico is prosecuting the case. This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the U.S. using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach.


Phoenix Field Division