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Armed Stockton Drug Trafficker Charged

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment today against Jesus Iribe, 26, of Stockton, charging him with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, Iribe was stopped by law enforcement officers and found to have a gun in his pocket and a kilogram of cocaine in his pickup truck. When a search warrant was executed at his house, more than 9 pounds of methamphetamine, a kilogram of cocaine, marijuana, counterfeit oxycodone M-30 pills, and five loaded guns were found. Iribe is prohibited from possessing firearms based on his prior felony convictions, which include drug and gun possession offenses.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office, the Stockton Police Department, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Lee is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Iribe faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $10 million 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.

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

Updated July 10, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses