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Santa Fe man facing charges in drug trafficking case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe man is being accused of leading a drug trafficking ring that distributed crack cocaine in northern New Mexico.

Officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the district of New Mexico detailed the charges against 31-year-old Kevin Madrid on Tuesday.

Madrid has pleaded not guilty. He's being held pending trial, which is scheduled for Feb. 12.

Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Santa Fe Police Department arrested Madrid in December following a long-term investigation.

According to an indictment, Madrid is accused of conspiring with others to distribute more than 280 grams of crack cocaine in Santa Fe County between March and December 2017. He's also accused of distributing drugs in Bernalillo County in October.

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