Meth Distributor Sentenced To Over 7 Years In Prison

Esteban Terrazas, 56, of Tucson, was sentenced last week by United States District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to over 7 years in prison. Terrazas pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine on October 27, 2023.

On August 10, 2021, law enforcement officers stopped Terrazas for a traffic violation and found approximately one pound of methamphetamine and a loaded handgun in his possession. Terrazas admitted that he intended to sell the methamphetamine and that he was prohibited from possessing a gun. Terrazas has multiple prior felony convictions, the most recent being for manslaughter, that prohibit him from possessing firearms.

Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation in this case. The United States Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.