Farmington man accused of drug, firearm charges

Enrique Milam faces multiple charges after March 29 arrest

Joshua Kellogg
  • Milam previously was convicted of a felony drug charge and a fraud charge.
  • Five guns allegedly were found in Milam's car during a traffic stop.
  • Milam is being held at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center.
Enrique Milam

FARMINGTON — A Farmington man faces multiple felony charges after guns, methamphetamine and suspected marijuana allegedly were found in his car.

Enrique Milam, 28, was arrested on March 29 during a traffic stop at the Giant gas station at 5702 U.S. Highway 64 after a warrant was issued for his arrest, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

He is accused of a second-degree felony drug trafficking charge, five felony charges of felon in possession of a firearm, a felony charge for receiving stolen property and two misdemeanor drug charges, according to the criminal complaint.

Mark Curnutt, Milam's attorney, said the charges are very new, and he has not started his investigation of witnesses and the officers involved in the case.

Milam previously was convicted of a felony drug charge and a fraud charge in separate cases in 2013, according to court records.

Detectives found three plastic baggies in Milam's pants pockets when he was arrested. Two of the baggies allegedly contained meth, and one contained suspected marijuana, according to court documents.

As the detectives prepared to transport Milam's vehicle, they spotted a silver revolver on the right rear passenger seat of the Chevy Impala.

Five guns eventually were found in the car, along with two loaded pistol magazines, and .40 and .38 caliber rounds. A total of 65.44 grams of meth was wedged inside the car's dash, according to court documents.

One of the guns, a silver .357 caliber revolver, had been reported stolen.

Milam waived his preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday in Farmington Magistrate Court, and the case was bound over to district court, according to court records.

The March 29 charges are the fourth set of charges Milam faces. He also is accused of three felony shoplifting charges, a felony drug trafficking charge and seven felony charges for credit card theft, identity theft and forgery, according to court records.

A pretrial conference is scheduled for 8 a.m. Monday in Aztec District Court where a trial date will be set for two sets of the charges, according to Curnutt.

Milam's arraignment for the first drug trafficking charge is scheduled for the same time as the pretrial conference, according to court records.

He was being held today at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.