Man Sentenced to Prison for Involvement in a Drug Trafficking Organization

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Jose Dioicio Buelna, was sentenced to prison on May 17, 2022 for his involvement in a drug trafficking organization.

On December 21, 2021, police arrested Buelna after observing him arrive at a drug transaction with 5 kilograms of fentanyl powder. 

Buelna pleaded guilty to one count of Possession of a Narcotic Drug (Fentanyl) for sale, a Class 2 Felony. On May 17, 2022, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge sentenced Buelna to 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.

Jose Dioicio Buelna

Jose Dioicio Buelna photo