For Immediate Release
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
, United States Attorney
Damon P. Martinez
Contact: Elizabeth M. Martinez
Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Five Years for Violating Federal Firearms and Drug Trafficking Laws
Phoenix Field Division
ALBUQUERQUE – Angelo Burdex, 29, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to 60 months in prison for violating federal firearms and drug trafficking laws. Burdex will be on supervised release for ten years after completing his prison sentence.
Burdex and his co-defendant Desmirk Sharber, 25, also of Albuquerque, were charged in separate criminal complaints in Nov. 2015, with conspiracy and distribution of crack cocaine in Oct. and Nov. 2015, in Bernalillo County, N.M. According to court documents, Burdex and Sharber distributed approximately 58 grams of crack cocaine to undercover law enforcement agents on Oct. 2, 2015.
Burdex and Sharber were subsequently indicted on Nov. 17, 2015, and charged with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine from Oct. 2, 2015 through Nov. 2, 2015, and distribution of crack cocaine on Oct. 2, 2015 and Nov. 2, 2015. Sharber was individually charged with carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime on Nov. 2, 2015. According to the indictment, the offenses took place in Bernalillo County.
On Aug. 26, 2016, Burdex pled guilty to an information charging him with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute on Oct. 2, 2015.
On July 22, 2016, Sharber pled guilty to an information charging him with distribution of crack cocaine on Nov. 2, 2015. At sentencing, Sharber faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled.
This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman Cairns is prosecuting the case.