Criminal Law

A Colorado Gang Member Faces a 10 Year Prison Sentence

Felipe Nevarez of Alamosa, Colorado, was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents and facts presented at trial and sentencing, Nevarez was a leader in the violent Kings de Monte Gang operating in the San Luis Valley. On April 3, 2019, deputies with the Alamosa County Sherriff’s Department encountered Nevarez driving a black BMW near Alamosa and Monte Vista.  He evaded law enforcement, reversing the BMW at top speed down a rural driveway. Nevarez got out of the car and fled into an open field.  After nearly forty-five minutes of searching, law enforcement found Nevarez hiding within arm’s reach of a large bag of methamphetamine and in possession of more than $16,000 in cash. At the time, Nevarez had several state warrants for his arrest. This federal conviction was Nevarez’s ninth adult felony, including three prior drug distribution convictions. 

United States District Court Judge Robert Blackburn handed down the sentence on August 10, 2021, following Nevarez’s conviction at jury trial on April 15, 2021.  Nevarez was also ordered to forfeit over $16,000 in narcotics sales proceeds.

Read the source article at U.S. Department of Justice

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