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Roswell man sentenced for firearms

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A Roswell man was sentenced in federal court Monday to 46 months in prison for violating federal firearms laws.

Daniel Jojola, 34, was also sentenced in Las Cruces to three years of supervised release after his prison sentence. Jojola was arrested on June 19 on a criminal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of heroin and methamphetamine with intent to distribute. According to the complaint, Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force agents seized approximately 55.2 grams of heroin, 7 grams of methamphetamine, a firearm, ammunition and drug paraphernalia from Jojola’s hotel room during a search of his hotel room March 30.

On Aug. 9, Jojola pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He admitted on March 30, he was seen lying on a hotel room bed on top a handgun when law enforcement agents executed the search warrant. Jojola also admitted he was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition because of his prior felony convictions.

According to court documents, Jojola had been convicted of cocaine trafficking and possession of a controlled substance, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, conspiracy, burglary, and contributing to delinquency of a minor. The case was investigated by the Las Cruces office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force.

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