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Husband and Wife Sentenced to Federal Prison for Selling Methamphetamine on the Ak-Chin Indian Community

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

     PHOENIX – Yesterday, Stephanie Amanda Aviles, 31, and Juan Verduzco-Caro, 37, of Maricopa, Ariz., were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton to 96 months’ and 72 months’ imprisonment, respectively.  Aviles and Verduzco-Caro had previously pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. 

     Between August 4, 2014 and April 28, 2015, Aviles and Verduzco-Caro sold methamphetamine to undercover officers on and near the Ak-Chin Indian Community.    Neither defendant is a member of the Ak-Chin Tribe.   

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Ak-Chin Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The prosecution was handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-15-0604-PHX-SRB 

RELEASE NUMBER:   2016-029 Aviles_Verduzco-Caro


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Updated April 5, 2016

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: CR-15-0604-PHX-SRB / 2016-029 Aviles_Verduzco-Caro