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Friday, September 25, 2020
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Louis Richard Montoya, 31, of Angel Fire, New Mexico, appeared in court today for a detention hearing on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Montoya will remain detained pending trial.
According to a federal criminal complaint, Montoya allegedly possessed approximately 6.6 kilograms of cocaine when he was stopped at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint west of Alamogordo, New Mexico. If convicted, Montoya faces 10 years to life in prison.
A criminal complaint is only an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The U.S. Border Patrol investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Clara Cobos is prosecuting the case.
Updated September 25, 2020