Clovis man already in prison gets 24-year term in drug case

May 17, 2017

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis man already incarcerated for prior drug convictions has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for trafficking in controlled substances and distribution of marijuana. Prosecutors say 42-year-old Bernardo Baca also was convicted last Friday on charges of tampering with evidence and resisting arrest. He sentenced Wednesday on convictions stemming from a scheme to smuggle drugs into the Curry County jail. Prosecutors say a package containing methamphetamine and marijuana was found in an alley near the jail. They say Baca's girlfriend was jailed at the time and the drugs were originally placed in a place where she could pick them up when she went outside for recreation. Prosecutors say Baca's 24-year sentence will run concurrently with the prison term he's currently serving.