(Phoenix, Arizona) – Last month, Cristian Machado (DOB 6/01) pleaded guilty to one count of attempt to commit sale or transportation of dangerous drugs, a class three felony and one count of possession of narcotic drugs for sale, a class two felony. Last week, a Maricopa County judge sentenced Machado to three and half years in prison to be served in the Arizona Department of Corrections with an additional four years of probation.
Between May and June 2022, Machado supplied fentanyl and methamphetamine to people living at the homeless camp in downtown Phoenix. Undercover police work led investigators and detectives to Machado as the supplier of illegal drugs.
“Selling illegal drugs to anyone in our community is a threat to public safety. To target those who are experiencing homelessness, and particularly vulnerable, is especially cruel and this sentence demonstrates that my office will hold those who pose a danger to others accountable,” said County Attorney Rachel Mitchell.