Kirtland man sentenced for meth trafficking

The Daily Times staff
Kirk Castor


FARMINGTON — A Kirtland man was sentenced today in federal court for trafficking methamphetamine on the Navajo Nation and in northwest New Mexico.

Kirk Castor, 37, was sentenced to three years and one month in prison followed by three years of supervised release, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.

Castor was arrested in May 2016 on an indictment charging him with distributing methamphetamine on two occasions in April 2015.

He pleaded guilty on Oct. 14, 2016, according to the release.

The release states Castor admitted he sold 0.7 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover officer on April 1, 2015, and sold 42 grams on April 3, 2015.

He was one of eight men charged in federal court in 2016 for trafficking methamphetamine, the release states.

During the May 2016 arrest in Shiprock, law enforcement authorities seized more than 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine, 10 firearms, approximately $1,600 in cash and a vehicle.

The release states that six defendants have pleaded guilty to federal charges and have been sentenced.

The remaining defendant has pleaded not guilty and is waiting for trial, the release states.