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Grants woman sentenced to more than 4 years in federal prison for heroin, meth trafficking

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — A Grants woman has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for heroin and methamphetamine trafficking.

Prosecutors say 53-year-old Rachel Chavez Basurto received a 51-month sentence Monday followed by three years of supervised release.

She also was ordered to pay a fine of more than $13,000.

According to court filings, Basurto was arrested in March 2013 after authorities executed a consensual search of her home.

They reported seizing about 94 net grams of heroin, 11 1/2 grams of actual methamphetamine, drug trafficking paraphernalia and more than $28,000 in cash.

Basurto was indicted and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Prosecutors say Basurto entered a guilty plea in March 2014 without the benefit of a plea agreement.

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