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August 08, 2012 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
Man Accused of Distributing Methamphetamine Arrested

Farmington, NM - Deputies and Task Force Officers from the Southwest Fugitive Investigative Team (SWIFT) Task Force, in Farmington NM, arrested Michael Padilla. Padilla was featured on the Marshals Service District of New Mexico’s “New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program”. Padilla has an extensive criminal history and was wanted on charges of distribution of Methamphetamine.

Padilla a suspected member of the “Southside Locos” had been on the Marshals Service New Mexico’s Most Wanted for only about two weeks when investigators located him in a vehicle leaving a residence they had been watching. When Deputies and TFO’s made contact with Padilla he attempted to lie about his name but eventually admitted his true identity. Padilla has warrants issued for him in both New Mexico and Colorado. Padilla was booked into the San Juan County Detention Center and will face his charges there before being extradited to Colorado.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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