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District of Arizona

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Pinon Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Distributing Methamphetamine

     PHOENIX– On March 11, 2019, Rodney Vern Buckinghorse, 38 of Pinon, Ariz., was sentenced by District Judge G. Murray Snow to 48 months’ imprisonment. Buckinghorse had previously pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

     On April 28, 2018, Buckinghorse possessed approximately 84 grams of methamphetamine and intended to distribute it to another person. Buckinghorse is a member of the Navajo Nation.

     Navajo Nation Criminal Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation. The prosecution was handled by Kiyoko Patterson, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-18-8241-PCT-GMS 

RELEASE NUMBER:    2019-032_Buckinghorse


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Updated March 13, 2019