Fayetteville, Arkansas – Kenneth Elser, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Oscar David Zuniga-Chavez , A/K/A Oscar David Chavez-Zuniga age 37, of Tolleson, Arizona, was sentenced today to 121 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $2,400.00 fine on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.
According to court records, in November 2017, during the course of an investigation into the criminal activities related to the distribution of methamphetamine, the Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA) identified Oscar David Zuniga-Chavez as a source of supply of methamphetamine. During the investigation, agents were able to seek and obtain a federal search warrant for Zuniga's residence in Peoria, Arizona as well as a federal arrest warrant for Zuniga. On December 8, 2016, agents with the DEA Fayetteville Resident Office traveled to Arizona, where they assisted DEA agents and task force officers from Phoenix, Arizona in the execution of the search warrant and arrest warrant. Agents made contact with the Zuniga at the residence, and advised him of his Miranda rights. During the interview with Zuniga, he waived his Miranda rights and admitted to sending multiple pounds of methamphetamine to the Western District of Arkansas for distribution.
Zuniga was indicted by a federal grand jury in January, 2017 and pleaded guilty in March, 2017.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorney Kim Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.
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Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Western District of Arkansas