Office of the United States Attorney, Ann Birmingham Scheel
District of Arizona
January 31, 2012
PHOENIX MAN SENTENCED TO 120 MONTHS FOR METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING
PHOENIX – On January 30, 2012, Jaime Abraham Gonzalez, 47, of Phoenix, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 120 months imprisonment. Gonzalez pleaded guilty, on September 14, 2011, to an Information charging him with two counts of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Gonzalez was also ordered to forfeit the money, firearm, ammunition, drugs, and drug paraphernalia seized during this investigation.
Between September 9, 2010, and February 24, 2011, Gonzalez sold methamphetamine to an undercover agent on six occasions. Thereafter, on May 6, 2011, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant and conducted a search of Gonzalez’s residence. Inside the kitchen of the residence, officers found an additional 62 grams of methamphetamine, along with $2000 in cash, baggies for packaging the methamphetamine, three digital scales, and a firearm. Altogether, the defendant possessed over 150 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
The Gila River Police Department has engaged in a three-year effort to crack down on methamphetamine and cocaine dealers in their community. Gila River has partnered with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to investigate and prosecute methamphetamine brokers, sellers, manufacturers, and users.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution is being handled by Jennifer Green and Cassie Bray Woo, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR 11-0772-PHX-DGC
RELEASE NUMBER: 2012-018(Gonzalez)
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