Press release: Woman sentenced for drugs

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Chantille Woods, age 42, was sentenced to serve six (6) years in prison for one (1) count of Distribution of Marijuana, a third degree felony.

On April 21, 2009, a New Mexico State Police officer conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle. Upon approaching Chantille Woods’ vehicle, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana and requested permission to search the vehicle. The driver consented and the officer proceeded with the search, retrieving two large dufflebags behind the passenger seat. The dufflebags contained over 170 pounds of marijuana bundles wrapped in black tape. Woods was placed under arrest at the scene of the marijuana seizure and charged with Distribution of Marijuana.

Chantille Woods was sentenced by the Honorable District Judge Teddy Hartley to serve six (6) years in the Department of Corrections. The Court also ordered that upon completing her six (6) year sentence, Woods also faces a mandatory two (2) year parole period. Deputy District Attorney Hollie Barnett prosecuted this case on behalf of the State.

For further information concerning this case, please contact the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office.