ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of New Mexico reports that an Albuquerque man made an initial appearance in federal court on Wednesday after he was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, the first individual to be prosecuted under “Operation Legend” in New Mexico. According to a press release from the state U.S. Attorney’s Office, 44-year-old Carlos Trevon Morris is facing a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
A federal criminal complaint indicates the alleged crime took place in June, weeks before Operation Legend was formally announced. A federal criminal complaint indicates Albuquerque Police initially responded to and investigated the case.