Phoenix man enters plea in reservation drug case

Phoenix, Arizona (AP) October 2011

A Phoenix man accused of selling methamphetamine on the Gila River Indian Community has pleaded guilty to drug possession charges.

Prosecutors say 46-year-old Jaime Abraham Gonzales pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Phoenix to two counts of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

They say Gonzales was accused of selling the drug with a high level of purity six times between September 2010 and last May.

He was arrested as part of a tribal police crackdown on drug dealers on the reservation south of Phoenix.

Gila River police officers searched his home in May and found 68 grams of methamphetamine along with cash, a loaded firearm and drug paraphernalia including scales, baggies, and needles.

Prosecutors say Gonzales is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 12.