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Tucson-Based Cocaine Distributor Sentenced to Five Years

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

TUCSON, Ariz. – Yesterday, Diego Armando Equihua-Sanchez, 31, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced by United States District Judge Scott H. Rash to 60 months in prison, followed by 60 months of supervised release. Equihua-Sanchez previously pleaded guilty to Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine. 

Equihua-Sanchez actively worked with others to distribute bulk amounts of cocaine in and around Tucson and other parts of the United States. On November 2, 2020, Equihua-Sanchez delivered approximately one kilogram of cocaine to help complete a transaction involving an out-of-state customer. 

The Drug Enforcement Administration in Sierra Vista, Arizona conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael R. Lizano, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-21-02281-TUC-SHR
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-143_Equihua-Sanchez


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Updated August 19, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 2022-143_Equihua-Sanchez