Bloomfield woman pleads guilty to federal meth trafficking charge

Season Smith faces sentence of between 5 and 40 years

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — A Bloomfield woman has pleaded guilty to a federal methamphetamine trafficking charge after officers seized meth, heroin and drug paraphernalia during a February 2017 traffic stop.

Season Smith, 41, pleaded guilty today to possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute during a hearing in Albuquerque federal court, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.

Smith and co-defendant Jeffrey Kline, 45, of Farmington were charged on April 11, 2017, and indicted for conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Kline was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a methamphetamine trafficking conviction on April 9 after pleading guilty on July 26, 2017.  

Smith initially entered a not guilty plea of to the charges, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.

While entering her guilty plea, Smith admitted to traveling with Kline from Arizona to New Mexico after picking up meth from a supply source on Feb. 10, 2017.

Law enforcement officials seized about 511 grams of meth, 13.6 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia from Smith's purse.

Smith faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 40 years in federal prison. A sentencing hearing has not been scheduled.

The case was investigated by the Farmington FBI office and the Farmington Police Department.