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

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Fairfield Man Indicted on Drug and Gun Charges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment today against Wesley Keith Smith, 33, of Fairfield, charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, Fairfield City police officers executed a search warrant on a car used by Smith and found methamphetamine in a satchel located in the trunk, along with a digital scale, cash, clear plastic baggies, and two firearms. Officers also executed a search at a residence in Fairfield where Smith was known to reside and found an additional firearm and narcotics distribution paraphernalia. Smith has previously been convicted of an offense that makes it unlawful for him to possess firearms.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Fairfield Police Department and the FBI Vallejo County Violent Crimes Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Owen Roth is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Smith faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years, a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $10,250,000 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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Updated October 6, 2016