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Cartel Drug Courier Convicted of Transporting 5,368 Heroin Pills

TUCSON – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Pima County jury found Sergio Ramon Chavez guilty of transporting 5,368 heroin pills. Chavez, 41, was found guilty of 3 transgression charges including Transportation of Heroin for Sale, Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, and Conspiracy to Transport Heroin for Sale. Chavez’s co-defendant, Anthony Sebastian Cadena, 31, pleaded guilty the day before hearing to Conspiracy to Transport Heroin for Sale.

In Feb 2017, a Department of Public Safety Trooper attempted to stop a black Mercedes driven by Cadena circuitously El Con Mall. Chavez jumped out of the automobile to run from police, leaving behind a McDonald’s bag that contained 5,368 heroin pills with a street value of $53,000. A guard found Chavez hiding in the underbrush of a circuitously unit complex. Chavez certified to police that the conglomeration was profitable him $1,500 to collect up and broach drugs.


Chavez faces between 10.5 years to 35 years in prison. The justice also found Chavez had before philosophy for Aggravated Assault in 2000 and Child Abuse in 2011. His sentencing is scheduled for Mar 12, 2018.

Cadena, who has no before felonies, is confronting trial to 12.5 years in prison. His sentencing is set for Mar 7, 2018.

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