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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sacramento Men Indicted For Methamphetamine Trafficking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment today against Lagranger Jones, 36, and Lamonte DeShannon Rush, 45, both of Sacramento, charging them with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and methamphetamine distribution, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, between October 2014 and February 2015, Jones and Rush sold methamphetamine during controlled purchases conducted by DEA Special Agents in the Sacramento area. Court documents allege that Jones has a lengthy criminal history.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Sacramento Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jason Hitt is prosecuting the case.

Jones was arrested by federal agents on March 9, 2015. He was ordered detained pending trial on the same day. Rush remains at large.

If convicted of the most serious charge in the indictment, both defendants face a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison, a mandatory minimum of 10 years 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.

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Docket #: 2:15-cr-061-JAM
Updated April 8, 2015