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Laveen Woman Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Selling Methamphetamine

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

     PHOENIX – On April 8, 2019, Maria Dawn Goldtooth, 44, of Laveen, Ariz. was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 60 months in prison, followed by a term of three years of supervised release.  Goldtooth had previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute less than 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.  

     On two separate occasions in September 2017, Goldtooth sold methamphetamine to an undercover officer from her home located on the Gila River Indian Community. An additional quantity of methamphetamine was seized from Goldtooth’s home during a search in June 2018.

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


CASE NUMBER:           CR-2018-00730-PHX-SPL           

RELEASE NUMBER:    2019-048_Goldtooth


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Updated April 9, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2019-048_Goldtooth / CR-2018-00730-PHX-SPL