Arizona man sentenced to 8 years in prison for role in drug trafficking organization

Apr 14, 2022, 4:35 AM

(Photo provided by the Arizona Attorney General's Office)...

(Photo provided by the Arizona Attorney General's Office)

(Photo provided by the Arizona Attorney General's Office)

PHOENIX — An Arizona man was sentenced last week to eight years in prison for his role in a drug trafficking organization, authorities said Wednesday.

Vidal Sillas-Burgos, also known as Guero, was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to illegal control of an enterprise and transportation of dangerous drugs for sale, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona said in a press release.

An investigation into Sillas-Burgos was launched in early 2020, with authorities recovering 147 pounds of methamphetamine, more than 130,000 fentanyl pills, a quarter pound of heroin and $61,000 in drug proceeds during the investigation.

Sillas-Burgos was in charge of directing people in the transportation and distribution of methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin. He also oversaw the collection and distribution of drug proceeds.

Sillas-Burgos was also sentenced to 42 months in the Arizona Department of Corrections, which is to run concurrent with his 8-year prison sentence.

The Phoenix Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Tempe Police Department and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office investigated the case.

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