- Co-Defendant Previously Sentenced to Decade In Prison
ALBUQUERQUE – Season Smith, 41, of Bloomfield was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Albuquerque to 92 months in prison for her conviction on a methamphetamine trafficking charge. Smith will be on supervised release for four years after completing her prison sentence.
Smith and co-defendant Jeffrey Kline, 46, of Farmington were charged in a two-count indictment filed April 11, 2017, with conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The indictment alleged that the defendants committed the offenses Feb. 10, 2017, in San Juan County.
May 30, 2018, Smith pled guilty to possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute. In entering the guilty plea, Smith admitted that Feb. 10, 2017, law enforcement officers stopped Kline and Smith while they were traveling from Arizona to New Mexico after they picked up methamphetamine from a source of supply. Smith further admitted that the officers seized approximately 511.7 grams of methamphetamine, 13.6 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia when they executed a lawful search of her purse.
Kline previously pled guilty July 26, 2017, to possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, and was sentenced April 9, 2018, to 120 months in prison followed by six years of supervised release.
The case was investigated by the Farmington office of the FBI and the Farmington Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eva Fontanez prosecuted the case as part of a federal anti-violence initiative that targets violent, repeat offenders for federal prosecution. Under this initiative, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and federal law enforcement agencies work with New Mexico’s District Attorneys and state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to target for federal prosecution violent or repeat offenders with the goal of making communities in New Mexico safer places for people to live and work.