OKLAHOMA CITY – ARTURO DOMINGO CORRALES-VAZQUEZ,
28, of Eldorado, Sinaloa, Mexico, has been sentenced to serve 60 months
in prison for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, as
well for being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, announced
U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.
Corrales-Vazquez was indicted in June 2018 with four
counts—possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute,
possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime,
illegal alien in possession of a firearm, and maintaining a
drug-involved premises—all of which stemmed from his May 8, 2018, arrest
by Oklahoma City Police Department officers following a search of
Corrales-Vazquez’s residence turned up 5.7 kilograms of methamphetamine,
a Mossburg 500 shotgun with a pistol grip, and just over $49,000 in
drug proceeds. Corrales-Vazquez, who had been previously removed to
Mexico once before, subsequently admitted to his involvement and told
law enforcement that that the drugs were imported from Mexico.
On July 26, 2018, Corrales-Vazquez pled guilty to possession of
methamphetamine with intent to distribute and being an illegal alien in
possession of a firearm. On March 5, 2020, Senior U.S. District Judge
Robin J. Cauthron sentenced Corrales-Vazquez to serve 60 months in
prison followed by four years of supervised release. Following his
release from prison, Corrales-Vazquez will be subject to deportation
This case is the result of an investigation by the Oklahoma City
Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, with
assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney
David McCrary prosecuted the case.
This case is part of the work of the Organized Crimes and Drug
Enforcement Task Force, the Department of Justice’s signature
initiatives to address and reduce drug-related criminal activity.