United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Stockton Men Charged with Methamphetamine Trafficking
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Thursday, January 24, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment today, charging Leo Martinez-Martinez, 34, and Maurisio Andrade 21, both of Stockton, with conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, Martinez-Martinez and Andrade sold more than 740 grams of methamphetamine during the three-month investigation.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Stockton Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Olusere Olowoyeye is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, the defendants face a statutory penalty of 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine for each count. Any sentence, however, would 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 defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.