DOJ Seal

Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
James D. Tierney
, United States Attorney
Contact: Elizabeth M. Martinez

Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Leroy Gallegos, 58, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to 60 months in prison for his conviction on a methamphetamine trafficking charge.  Gallegos will be on supervised release for four years after completing his prison sentence.


Gallegos was arrested on Oct. 4, 2017, on a criminal complaint charging him with distribution of methamphetamine.  According to the complaint, Gallegos sold approximately four ounces of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement agent on Aug. 31, 2017, in Bernalillo County, N.M. 


Gallegos subsequently was indicted on Oct. 24, 2017, and was charged with distribution of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.  Gallegos pled guilty to the indictment on Nov. 1, 2017, without the benefit of a plea agreement.


This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul H. Spiers.


Phoenix Field Division