Former drug agents get 6 years for aiding trafficking group

Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE — Two former Farmington area narcotics agents who pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges were sentenced to six years in federal prison on Wednesday for giving aid to a drug-trafficking organization with ties to Mexico.

Former New Mexico State Police agent Keith Salazar and former San Juan County Sheriff's Deputy Levi Countryman were accused of being part of a conspiracy to aid Daniel Tarango Jr. and his drug organization since at least 2005.

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