California couple convicted in Arizona drug case
KPHO 5 News
By Heather Brummitt
Dec 20, 2011
PHOENIX (AP) -
A California couple has been convicted of cocaine trafficking in Arizona.
Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that 66-year-old John Edward Gibbons and his wife were found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine.
A U.S. District Court judge in Phoenix also convicted the 47-year-old Lisa Rajaphone Sayamontry of firearm possession in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.
The couple from Oakhurst, Calif., will be sentenced March 19.
Authorities say Gibbons and Sayamontry were hired by a drug ring to serve as couriers. They say the couple picked up cocaine in Phoenix and delivered it to customers in Atlanta, GA.
They were arrested in July 2010 in northern Arizona and were in possession of 15 kilograms of cocaine.
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