ALBUQUERQUE — Paul James Jaramillo, III, 31, of Santa Rosa was arraigned in federal court May 24 on an indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl. Jaramillo will remain in custody pending trial.
According to the indictment filed May 12, 2021, Jaramillo allegedly committed this offense March 11 in Bernalillo County by being in possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl with the intent to distribute it.
An indictment is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Jaramillo faces up to 20 years in prison on each count if convicted as charged in the indictment.
The Albuquerque Field Office of the FBI investigated this case with assistance from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Cowen is prosecuting the case.