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An Arizona man used the US postal service to send cocaine to Charlotte, officials say

A 27-year-old Arizona man was sentenced last week to seven years in prison for his role in a drug trafficking scheme that sent several packages of cocaine to Charlotte.
A 27-year-old Arizona man was sentenced last week to seven years in prison for his role in a drug trafficking scheme that sent several packages of cocaine to Charlotte. Observer File Art

A 27-year-old Arizona man was sentenced last week to seven years in prison for his role in a drug trafficking scheme that sent several packages of cocaine to Charlotte.

Valentin Guizar pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona.

According to Guizar’s plea deal, he sent 29 packages of cocaine to Charlotte and Florida between August 2015 and April 2017.

In April 2016, he used the U.S. Postal Service to send a package of cocaine to Charlotte, according to the plea deal. That package was intercepted by agents.

Guizar laundered more than $13,000 from selling illegal narcotics, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Several other men were also sentenced in connection to the drug trafficking scheme, according to officials.

Adan Antonio Alvarez, 40, was sentenced to four years in prison, and a David Galvan Haro, 47, was sentenced to seven years. Seven other suspects in the case were sentenced to probation or up to a year in prison for their involvement, officials said.

LaVendrick Smith: @LaVendrickS
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