Two Men Indicted for Selling Methamphetamine and Misconduct Involving AK-47s

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that a State Grand Jury has indicted Jorge Dario Burboa Arevalo and Luis Domingo Santillan for allegedly selling methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine for sale, and possessing ten AK-47 style rifles during the commission of a drug offense.

According to the indictment, Arevalo and Santillan are accused of being part of a drug trafficking organization. They were observed by law enforcement engaging in what was believed to be a drug transaction in August 2020.  A search warrant, executed on the home where the men were living, revealed approximately 20 pounds of methamphetamine and ten AK-47 style rifles.  Investigators believe that the men intended to take the rifles to Mexico.

Arevalo and Santillan are charged with:

  • One count of Conspiracy, a Class 2 Felony
  • One count of Illegal Enterprise, a Class 3 Felony
  • One count of Sale of Dangerous Drugs (Methamphetamine), a Class 2 Felony
  • One count of Possession of Dangerous Drugs (Methamphetamine) for Sale, a Class 2 Felony
  • Ten counts of Misconduct Involving Weapons, all Class 4 Felonies

The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated this case.

All defendants are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Copy of indictment.

Below is the booking photograph for Arevalo:

Below is the booking photograph for Santillan: