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Arizona Woman Sentenced to 84 Months Imprisonment

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

Memphis, TN – Adalinda Saucedo, 28, formerly of Arizona has been sentenced to 84 months in federal 
prison for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Kevin G. Ritz, United States Attorney, 
announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, on January 24, 2022, an agent with the Shelby County 
Sheriff’s Office West Tennessee Drug Task Force, while conducting surveillance along I-40, stopped 
Saucedo’s vehicle for speeding. A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the recovery of 5,869 
grams of fentanyl.

In March 2022, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against Saucedo charging 
possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. On June 27, 2022, the defendant pled guilty.

On September 29, 2022, United States District Judge Thomas L. Parker sentenced Saucedo to 84 months 
imprisonment to be followed by four years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal 

This case was investigatedby the Shelby County West Tennessee Drug Task Force and the Drug 
Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Special Assistant United States Attorney Sean Hord prosecuted this case on behalf of the 
government. SAUSA Hord was assigned from the 25th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.


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Updated April 19, 2023