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Coolidge Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     PHOENIX – On May 14, 2017, Bernard Joseph Lee Marrietta, 25, of Coolidge, Ariz., a member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 60 months in prison. Marrietta had previously pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  At the time of the offense, Marrietta possessed a DPMS, model A-15, 5.56/.223 rifle, and methamphetamine. 


     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Raynette Logan, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:            CR-17-1675-PHX-JJT    

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-062_Marrietta


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Updated May 14, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2018-062_Marrietta / CR-17-1675-PHX-JJT