Arizona Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Drug and Firearm Offenses
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Office in Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Eduardo A. Arguelles, Jr., 20, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady, on his plea of guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, fentanyl and heroin, maintaining a drug-involved premises and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Arguelles was sentenced to 180 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, in September 2021, a series of search warrants were executed on a Fort Wayne address at which Arguelles was staying and a storage locker he was renting. During service of the search warrant in the home, authorities found approximately one pound of fentanyl pills and 100 grams of heroin, along with guns, cash and an apparent drug ledger. In Arguelles’s storage unit, law enforcement recovered approximately six kilograms of cocaine.
The case was investigated by the DEA with the assistance of Allen County Sheriff’s Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Nokes.