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              ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Devan Andrew Martinez, 33, of Albuquerque, appeared in federal court on Oct. 23 for arraignment on an indictment charging him with illegal possession of a firearm.  Martinez has previously been convicted of a felony crime.

              A federal grand jury indicted Martinez on Sept. 10. According to the indictment, Martinez allegedly committed the offense on July 18, 2018, on the Laguna Pueblo in Cibola County.

             Martinez is currently in custody pending a trial, which has yet to be scheduled. Martinez faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the charged offense. An indictment is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

              The Laguna Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services investigated this case with assistance from the Laguna Pueblo Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander F. Flores is prosecuting the case.

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