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Phoenix, Arizona Man Sentenced To 87 Months For Heroin Distribution

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

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Luis Lopez Arce, age 26, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced to 87 months’ imprisonment and 3 years’ supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2. The charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  

The Indictment alleged that on or about April 24, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, defendant, knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance. 

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Drug traffickers contribute to and have played a significant role in the deadly opioid epidemic that has swept the nation. Heroin dealers in particular are dealing their poison without regard to the tragic consequences. There are few communities that have not felt the horrific impact that Heroin and prescription Opioids have had. We must remain diligent in our efforts to detect, apprehend, prosecute and punish the people who play a role in making these drugs readily available.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.

Updated November 29, 2018

Drug Trafficking