Phoenix

Dealer sentenced for supplying fentanyl in Valley’s homeless camp

The 21-year-old defendant was lately sentenced in Maricopa County Superior Court to spend the subsequent three years in jail.

PHOENIX — A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to jail for supplying dangerous medication to folks residing at Phoenix’s downtown homeless encampment. 

Cristian Machado was sentenced final week in Maricopa County Superior Court after he pleaded responsible to possessing and trying to promote narcotics, in line with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.  

Between May and June 2022, Machado provided fentanyl and methamphetamine to folks residing in the homeless encampment and was later apprehended by undercover detectives. 

In trade for pleading responsible, the courtroom agreed to dismiss a number of of the defendant’s authentic drug prices.  

Machado was sentenced to spend 3.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections, adopted by 4 years of probation.

“To goal those that are experiencing homelessness, and significantly susceptible, is very merciless and this sentence demonstrates that my office will maintain those that pose a hazard to others accountable,” mentioned Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell, who lately received an election to proceed serving because the Valley’s high prosecutor till 2024.

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