Tucson-Based Cocaine Distributor Sentenced to Five Years

Last week, 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.

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