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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Vacaville Man Indicted for Possessing Methamphetamine for Distribution

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against Christian Henry Dorsch Jr., 49, of Vacaville, charging him with possessing methamphetamine for distribution and possession of a controlled substance, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, on September 6, 2018, law enforcement officers stopped Dorsch while he was driving in Vacaville and had a warrant to search Dorsch, his home, and his cars for evidence of drug trafficking. When the officers searched Dorsch’s car, they found approximately one-half pound of methamphetamine in the center console, as well as a small amount of cocaine elsewhere in the vehicle. When the officers searched Dorsch’s home later that day, they found a small amount of methamphetamine in his bedroom.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Vacaville Police Department with special assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Solano County Violent Crimes Task Force, and the Solano County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy H. Delgado is prosecuting the case.

If convicted of the most significant charge, Dorsch faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, and a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 
2:18-cr-323 TLN
Updated November 15, 2018