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United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California

Sacramento Men Indicated for Selling Five Pounds of Methamphetamine to an Undercover Officer

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Docket #: 2:13-cr-380-JAM



SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a seven-count indictment today against Daniel Salinas, 25, and Jorge Mosqueda Jr., 19, of Sacramento, charging them with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Salinas was charged individually with three counts of distributing heroin and one count of distributing methamphetamine. Mosqueda was charged individually with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Salinas, a maintenance worker at the South Sacramento Travel Lodge Mobile Home Park, was a dealer of both heroin and methamphetamine. On various occasions between April 2013 and November 2013, Salinas sold heroin and methamphetamine to undercover law enforcement officers. Mosqueda conspired with Salinas to distribute methamphetamine.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Western El Dorado Narcotic Enforcement Team (WENET), with the assistance of the Sacramento Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Justin Lee is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, the defendants face a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $10,000,000 fine. 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; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.



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