Denver man sentenced to federal prison for meth trafficking, officials say

Posted at 12:30 PM, Jul 13, 2020

DENVER — A Denver man was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine, federal officials announced Monday.

Luis Enrique Delgado-Arvizu, 32, was sentenced last week to 150 months in federal prison, plus five years of supervised release.

Officials said Delgado-Arvizu supervised a large organization that shipped hundreds of pounds of meth across the Denver area. Drug Enforcement Administration agents began investigating the organization in July 2015.

The organization shipped drugs from Mexico into California, where couriers transported the product to Denver distributors, including Delgado-Arvizu, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

When Delgado-Arvizu was arrested, he had 22 pounds of meth and about $60,000 in currency, the news release said. As a whole, investigators seized 126 pounds of meth, four guns and $120,000.

“The work in this case disrupted a major drug trafficking operation and took a significant dealer off Colorado’s streets,” Colorado U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn said in the release.