ARIZONA NEWS

Former Arizona fugitive imprisoned 6 years for role in 2012 drug trafficking conspiracy

Mar 30, 2024, 12:00 PM

Oliver Jaramillo Brown was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a 2012 drug trafficking...

Oliver Jaramillo Brown was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a 2012 drug trafficking conspiracy. (AP File Photo)

(AP File Photo)

PHOENIX — An Arizona man was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a 2012 drug trafficking conspiracy, authorities said.

Oliver Jaramillo Brown of Tucson, 34, also received five years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona.

He pleaded guilty in June 2023 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine.

Drug trafficking conspiracy understood: Coordination, transport and fleeing justice

Prosecutors said Brown had numerous roles in a Sonoran-based drug trafficking conspiracy that used Tucson as the staging ground for distribution into the country.

Brown escorted drug shipments into the country, transported drugs to different locations, loaded and unloaded drugs from vehicles, and aided in the storage of drugs at specific locations.

Throughout the investigation into the conspiracy, investigators seized over 308 pounds of cocaine, 130 pounds of “ice” methamphetamine, two firearms and over $1 million in bulk cash.

Brown fled to Mexico in March 2012 as the government was arresting U.S.-based members of the conspiracy. He lived there for over a decade before he tried to run back to the U.S. but was apprehended on a fugitive warrant, prosecutors said.

The FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation in the case.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

A two-year-old girl nearly drowned on Saturday in Chandler. (Pexels photo)...

KTAR.com

2-year-old ‘breathing and alert’ after nearly drowning in Chandler

Fire personnel were called to a near-drowning incident in Chandler involving a two-year-old girl on Saturday.

8 hours ago

Exzavion Williams is in jail more than 15 months after a deadly shooting in Phoenix. (MCSO mugshot)...

KTAR.com

Arrest made from February 2023 shooting that killed Phoenix teen

Detectives arrested a man for murder and armed robbery in a homicide case from last year, authorities said Saturday.

9 hours ago

dual-branded hotel groundbreaking...

Damon Allred

Dual-branded hotel coming to Phoenix in 2025 breaks ground

Mayor Kate Gallego was among those present for the groundbreaking on Tuesday of a new dual-branded hotel coming soon to Phoenix.

10 hours ago

Two brothers were arrested weeks after a dead body was removed from a car that was on fire in a can...

KTAR.com

Pair of brothers arrested weeks after a dead body was found in Phoenix canal

Detectives arrested a pair of brothers after a dead body was found in a car on fire last month in west Phoenix.

11 hours ago

A bear was killed by Arizona game officials after it injured a teenager in northern Arizona. (AZ Ga...

Associated Press

Bear shot dead by Arizona game officers after swipe attack on teen in mountain cabin

A black bear was shot and killed by Arizona fish and game officers after it entered a home through an open door and injured a teenager.

12 hours ago

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria will open a new location in Surprise this fall. (Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria)...

KTAR.com

Chicago pizza chain Lou Malnati’s announces new Surprise location

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria will open its ninth Valley location this fall. The popular chain plans to open a new location in Surprise.

14 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines can get you smoothly from Phoenix to Frankfurt on new A330-900neo airplane

Adventure Awaits! And there's no better way to experience the vacation of your dreams than traveling with Condor Airlines.

...

DESERT INSTITUTE FOR SPINE CARE

Desert Institute for Spine Care is the place for weekend warriors to fix their back pain

Spring has sprung and nothing is better than March in Arizona. The temperatures are perfect and with the beautiful weather, Arizona has become a hotbed for hikers, runners, golfers, pickleball players and all types of weekend warriors.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.

Former Arizona fugitive imprisoned 6 years for role in 2012 drug trafficking conspiracy