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San Bernardino County Man Indicted for Methamphetamine Trafficking in Sacramento County

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California
Over 21 Pounds of Methamphetamine Seized

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment today against Juan Francisco Nunez-Roman, 21, of Fontana, charging him with possessing controlled substances for distribution, and conspiracy to do the same, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court records, in May 2019, an undercover agent arranged to purchase approximately 40 pounds of methamphetamine and 5,000 counterfeit Oxycodone pills. On the day of the planned buy, Nunez-Roman arrived at a hotel parking lot in Elk Grove and showed the undercover agent a package of narcotic pills. Nunez-Roman agreed to follow the undercover agent to a secondary location, where he was going to sell the agent the pills and methamphetamine. While the two were en route, an officer stopped Nunez-Roman and searched his vehicle. That search yielded approximately 9.74 kilograms (21.47 pounds) of methamphetamine and three packages containing suspected counterfeit Oxycodone pills.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT), with special assistance from Homeland Security Investigations, California Highway Patrol, and Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. 

If convicted of either charge, Nunez-Roman faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, and a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. Any sentence would be determined at the discretion of the district court after considering any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated April 29, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 2:19-cr-146-WBS