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Hobbs Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Trafficking

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The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Hobbs man has pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine trafficking charge in New Mexico.

Prosecutors say 57-year-old Clinton Skippings entered his pleas Monday in a federal court in Las Cruces.

A Lea County Drug Task Force arrested Skippings in Hobbs last October after seizing about 119 grams of methamphetamine, nearly 43 grams of cocaine and 10 grams of cocaine base.

The seizures came after authorities executed search warrants on Skippings, his home and his vehicle.

They also seized a firearm and more than $5,800 in cash.

Skippings admitted in his plea that he intended to distribute the drugs.

He remains detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.

Prosecutors say Skippings is facing a 10-year federal prison sentence.