Man Indicted for Trafficking Over 220 Pounds of Methamphetamine
DEA, Tempe PD & AZ AG Working Together in Massive Meth Seizure
PHOENIX - Jose Eleno Luna-Arellanes aka Carlos Luna Arellanes has been indicted on one count Conspiracy, one count of Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, and one count of Sale or Transportation for Sale of Dangerous Drugs (methamphetamine).
According to the indictment, Luna-Arellanes is accused of being part of a drug trafficking organization. It is alleged that on February 6, 2022, investigators learned Luna-Arellanes was transporting large quantities of methamphetamine. During a traffic stop, the State alleges that police recovered approximately 222 pounds of methamphetamine. The State further alleges that the estimated value of the recovered methamphetamine is $330,000.
The charges are based upon an investigation conducted by the Phoenix Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Tempe Police Department, and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, with assistance from the Goodyear Police Department.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Nichole J. Galusha-Troicke.
All Defendants are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.