A New Mexico judge sentenced 54-year-old James Clifton Moten, of Clovis, to seven years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections.
On September 30, 2015, a jury found Moten guilty on charges of Trafficking Cocaine. The charges are the last of the cases that resulted from a four month undercover operation by the Region 5 Drug Task Force.
The operation resulted in the arrest of over 22 individuals who were engaged in trafficking cocaine in Clovis.
The Honorable Drew D. Tatum sentenced Moten to a total of ten years in prison, and suspended three of those years to be served on supervised probation