Man Involved in Fentanyl Trafficking Sentenced to Prison

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Diego Ediel Chaparro was sentenced to prison for his involvement in a drug trafficking organization.

On December 1, 2021, police arrested Chaparro after observing him conduct a drug transaction in a parking lot. Chaparro was arrested with 45,000 fentanyl pills. Law enforcement conducted a search warrant and his home and located an additional 122,000 fentanyl pills, along with 6 kilograms of fentanyl powder, currency, and packaging materials. 

Chaparro pleaded guilty to one count of Attempt to Commit Possession of a Narcotic Drug (Fentanyl) for sale, a Class 3 Felony. On April 20, 2022, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge sentenced Chaparro to 3.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. 

The case was investigated by the Gilbert Police Department.

Assistant Attorney General Desiree Kerfoot prosecuted this case.

A copy of the indictment is available here.

A copy of the plea agreement is available here.

Diego Ediel Chaparro

Diego Ediel Chaparro