United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Upland Man Stopped In Fresno With Forty Pounds Of Methamphetamine
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Thursday, August 2, 2012
FRESNO, Calif. —Alberto Hernandez-Flores, 26, of Upland, was charged today by a federal grand jury with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
According to court documents, On July 18, 2012, Hernandez-Flores was stopped while driving through Fresno on Highway 99. A search of his vehicle revealed a hidden compartment containing approximately 40 pounds of methamphetamine and $10,000 in cash.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the California Highway Patrol. Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Rooney is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, Hernandez-Flores faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. The actual sentence, if convicted, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.
The charges are only allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.