Office of the United States Attorney, Ann Birmingham Scheel
District of Arizona
June 6, 2012
GILA RIVER MAN SENTENCED TO OVER FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR SELLING METH AND CRACK COCAINE
PHOENIX – On June 4, 2012, Alfonso Luis Gomez Jose, 27, of Sacaton, Ariz., a member of the Gila River Indian Tribe, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Martone to 63 months in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for selling cocaine base and methamphetamine to an undercover officer. On Dec. 12, 2011, Jose pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute less than 28 grams of cocaine base and possession with the intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine.
According to court records, between December 2007 and September 2010, Jose and his father, co-defendant Luis Alfonso Gomez-Castillo, conspired to sell, and did sell, methamphetamine and cocaine base on multiple occasions to an undercover officer. Jose and his father sold the crack cocaine and methamphetamine from their residence on the Gila River Indian Reservation.
Co-defendant Luis Alfonso Gomez-Castillo pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine on March 21, 2012. His sentencing is scheduled to take place on June 25, 2012.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. The prosecution is being handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-11-0191-PHX-FJM
RELEASE NUMBER: 2012-143(Jose)
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