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Arizona man pleads guilty to meth trafficking in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona man is facing a five-year sentence in federal prison after pleading guilty to distributing methamphetamine in New Mexico.

Prosecutors say 31-year-old Emery Lee Begay, of Lakeside, entered his plea Thursday in federal court in Albuquerque.

Under the terms of his plea agreement, Begay will be sentenced to 60 months in federal prison followed by at least three years of supervised release.

Begay and a co-defendant were arrested in October 2014.

Authorities say Begay delivered more than 22 grams of methamphetamine to undercover officers in Socorro County, New Mexico.

Begay has been in federal custody since his arrest and remains detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.

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