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Two Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Clarizza Augustusa Jackson, 32, of Sacaton, was sentenced last week by Senior United States District Judge David G. Campbell to four years of probation. On June 28, 2023, Thomas Kee Montoya, Jr., 39, of Pinon, was sentenced by Judge Campbell to 100 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Both defendants pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. 

In June 2022, the defendants were stopped by Hopi Law Enforcement Services (HLES) officers on the Hopi Reservation. Montoya was driving and Jackson was the front seat passenger. HLES officers located a drug ledger and 306 grams of pure methamphetamine in the car.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation - Phoenix, and Hopi Law Enforcement Services conducted the investigation in this case. The United States Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-22-08129-PCT-DGC
RELEASE NUMBER:    2024-032_Montoya

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Zach J. Stoebe
Telephone: (602) 514-7413

Updated March 15, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 2024-032_Montoya