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3 Phoenix men sentenced in methamphetamine case

PHOENIX – Three Phoenix men have sentenced to federal prison in connection
with a methamphetamine case.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old Luis Edel Ayala-Cruz was given a 70-month prison
term, 39-year-old Herman Eloy Llanes-Montoya a 57-month sentence and 42-year-old
Eduardo Lopez-Camacho a two-year term.

All three men must serve two years of supervised release after prison.

Lopez-Camacho pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Ayala-Cruz and Llanes-Montoya both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with
intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Lopez-Camacho was stopped for a traffic violation near Salt Lake City by Utah
law enforcement officers on Feb. 11, 2011.

Officers found more than $31,000 hidden in a compartment of Lopez-Camacho’s
vehicle. The money was drug proceeds that Lopez-Camacho was being paid to
transport and that led authorities to Ayala-Cruz and Llanes-Montoya.