Florence, AZ – A Pinal County Jury on Tuesday found Carlos Orozco, 26, guilty of one count of possession of methamphetamine a dangerous drug for sale and one count of transportation of methamphetamine a dangerous drug for sale, both class 2 felonies.
“The fight against drugs is never ending; we will continue to wage it every day,” said James P. Walsh, Pinal County Attorney and Pinal County Substance Abuse Council Chairman. “Drug dealers better think twice before deciding to sell drugs in our county.”
Orozco was arrested on May 6, 2010 during a traffic stop. His girlfriend and three children were in the car with him. As law enforcement officers approached the car, he placed a bag containing 27 grams of methamphetamines in his girlfriend’s handbag. When the drugs were discovered he said the drugs were his and was arrested.
After his arrest Orozco was bonded out of jail and failed to show up for trial. He was tried in absentia and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Any help from the public toward Orozco’s apprehension is welcome.
The jury also found the presence of the children in the back seat and possession of drugs with an accomplice were aggravating factors against Orozco.
Orozco‘s sentencing will take place once he is apprehended.
Pinal County Deputy County Attorney Kelly Neal prosecuted the case.
For more information call Kostas Kalaitzidis at 520 866 6699 or 520 709 1333 or email at Kostas.email@example.com