PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Jovanni Limon Salas was sentenced to prison for his involvement in a drug trafficking organization.
On May 13, 2021, police were investigating a suspected drug trafficker and observed a drug deal occur in a business parking lot. Police followed Limon Salas away from the drug deal and conducted a traffic stop, ultimately recovering 1/3 pound of methamphetamine, 1,000 fentanyl pills, and drug paraphernalia. At the time of his arrest, Limon Salas was on felony probation for Misconduct Involving Weapons and had a prior felony conviction for Theft of Means of Transportation.
Limon Salas pleaded guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Commit Transportation of a Dangerous Drug (Methamphetamine) For Sale, a Class 2 Felony. On May 9, 2022, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge sentenced Limon Salas to 4 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for his drug offense and ordered that he be placed on Intensive Probation for 4 years for his weapons case once he is released from prison.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Scottsdale Police Department, and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
Assistant Attorney General Rebecca Kennelly prosecuted this case.
A copy of the indictment is available here.
A copy of the please agreement is available here.
Jovanni Limon Salas