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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 21, 2013

Four East Bay Individuals Indicted And Arrested On Drug Charges

OAKLAND – Oscar Gaxiloa-Vicencio, Rafael Verduzco-Perez, Jesus Campos-Zaragoza, and Jorge Gonzalez-Herrera, made their initial appearances on October 16, 2013, in U.S. District Court following law enforcement action on Tuesday October 15, 2013, for various narcotics charges, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag, Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s San Francisco Division, Administrator Michele M. Leonhart of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s San Francisco Division, and Sheriff David Livingston of Contra Costa County.

According to the Indictment, Gaxiloa-Vicencio, 41, of Oakley, Verduzco-Perez, 38, of Antioch, Campos-Zaragoza, 36, of Concord, and Gonzalez-Herrera, 47, of Pittsburg, were charged with one or multiple counts of the following: conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine, or possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. Moises Soltero-Pelayo a/k/a “El Burro”, 25, of Brentwood, Calif., is currently incarcerated but charged under the same Indictment.

Aaron Wegner is the Assistant United States Attorney who is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Jeanne Cartensen. The prosecution is the result of a one year joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Contra Costa County’s Office of the Sheriff, with assistance from the Antioch Police Department.

This case is the product of an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, which is a focused multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force investigating and prosecuting the most significant drug trafficking organizations throughout the United States by leveraging the combined expertise of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Please note, an indictment contains only allegations against an individual and, as with all defendants, name must be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

(Gaxiola-Vicencio et al indictment )