Office of the United States Attorney, John S. Leonardo
District of Arizona
October 3, 2012
SACATON MAN SENTENCED FOR SELLING METHAMPHETMINE ON THE GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY
PHOENIX - On Oct. 2, 2012, Louis Carlos Juarez-Guzman, 37, of Sacaton, Ariz., was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Paul G. Rosenblatt to 121 months in federal prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release. Juarez-Guzman pleaded guilty on May 14, 2012, to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.
According to court records, between September 2010 and June 2011, Juarez-Guzman, a citizen of Mexico, sold methamphetamine to undercover officers on multiple occasions from his residence on the Gila River Indian Community and from other locations in the East Valley.
Juarez-Guzman’s co-defendant, Rose Marie Gonzales, is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Rosenblatt on Oct. 29, 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-11-1894
RELEASE NUMBER: 2012-206(Juarez-Guzman)
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