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Bernalillo County deputies worked with FBI agents to arrest an Arizona man Thursday evening and seize thousands of fentanyl pills, pounds of methamphetamine and ounces of heroin at a motel near the Albuquerque Sunport.
Terry Ingram, 54, is charged with three counts of trafficking controlled substances and one count of distribution of a controlled substance. Prosecutors have filed a motion to detain Ingram, calling him a “flight risk” with no community ties.
Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Joseph Montiel said Ingram is on parole after serving 15 years in an Arizona prison on prior drug-related charges.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court:
BCSO detectives learned Ingram would be heading from Arizona to Albuquerque and staying at the Extended Stay America near Gibson and Yale SE.
Detectives and FBI task force officers waited at the hotel until Ingram arrived around 6:15 p.m. As he approached the hotel lobby, authorities moved in and arrested him. Ingram told deputies there was a “decent” amount of drugs on the floorboard of the vehicle he arrived in.
Ingram said he “middlemans” drugs for people from Arizona, meets up with “numerous people” to sell the drugs and takes the cash back to Arizona. On the floorboard, deputies found 1,000 fentanyl pills and more than $4,500.
Under the hood, detectives found two bags on opposite sides of the firewall. Inside the bags were 17,000 fentanyl pills, more than 6 ounces of heroin, more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine and various other drugs.