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FARMINGTON — A Farmington man pleaded guilty last week to a methamphetamine trafficking charge in federal court.

Alexis Tarango, 22, pleaded guilty Friday in Santa Fe federal court on an indictment which charged him with possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute in San Juan County, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.

He was arrested on July 13 and the incident occurred on Jan 30, 2016.

During Friday's hearing, Tarango pleaded guilty without a plea agreement in place, according to the press release.

He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison with a maximum sentence of 40 years.

A sentencing hearing is not currently scheduled.

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office and the Farmington office of the FBI investigated the case.

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