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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Eleven Bay Area Residents Charged In Federal Drug Trafficking, Firearms Crackdown

Law Enforcement Agencies Make Coordinated Arrests on Five Federal Indictments

SAN JOSE- Federal law enforcement authorities arrested eight Bay Area residents for a broad range of charges involving methamphetamine trafficking and the unlawful possession and sale of firearms, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Rayfield Roundtree; Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen; and U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe.  The arrests were made pursuant to five separate federal indictments handed down between March 8, 2018, and August 23, 2018. In total, the indictments charge eleven defendants, three of whom already were in custody.

The five indictments were unsealed yesterday as the defendants made initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Virginia DeMarchi.  According to the indictments, each defendant engaged in at least one crime related to the distribution of methamphetamine or the illegal possession or sale of firearms.

The eleven defendants and the corresponding charges are as follows: 
 

Defendant

Age

Charges

Maximum Statutory Penalty

ELISEO MARTINEZ

a/k/a Snowman 

24

Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine,

21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B)

August 2016 through October 7, 2016 

 

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years)  

Distribution of Methamphetamine,

21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B) October 7, 2016

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years)  

DANIEL NOGUEIRA

26

Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine,

21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) and 841 (b)(1)(B)

August 2016 through October 7, 2016

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years)  

Distribution of Methamphetamine,

21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A)

October 17, 2016

 

Lifetime imprisonment (minimum 10 years), $10 million fine, lifetime of supervised release (minimum 5 years)

Felon in Possession of a Firearm / Ammunition (two counts),

18 U.S.C. § 922(g)

November 18, 2016

December 13, 2017

(For each count)

10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine,

3 years supervised release,

 

Distribution of Methamphetamine,

21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B)

December 13, 2016

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

Lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years)  

SHAWN MOORE, a/k/a S Mo

 

51

Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine,

21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) and 841 (b)(1)(B)

January 17, 2017 through

January 23, 2017 

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years)

Distribution of Methamphetamine (three counts),

21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B)

January 19, 2017

January 23, 2017

February 8, 2017

(For each count)

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

Lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years)

Felon in Possession of Ammunition,

18 U.S.C. § 922(g)

February 13, 2017

10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine,

3 years supervised release,

 

ANTHONY LOPEZ, a/k/a Evil

 

34

Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine,

21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) and 841 (b)(1)(B)

January 17, 2017 through

January 23, 2017 

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years)

Distribution of Methamphetamine (two counts),

21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B)

January 19, 2017

January 23, 2017

(For each count)

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years)

DEREKE HOLDEN a/k/a Dee

 

22

Sale of Firearm / Ammunition to Felon (four counts),

18 U.S.C. § 922(d)(1)

January 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

June 23, 2017

 

(For each count)

10 years’ imprisonment,

$250,000 fine,

3 years supervised release

Distribution of Methamphetamine (two counts),

21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B)

September 12, 2017

September 20, 2017

(For each count)

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years)

SALVADOR MORFIN

a/k/a Panda

34

Distribution of Methamphetamine (two counts),

21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841 (b)(1)(B)

September 20, 2017

October 5, 2017

(For each count)

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years)

COLLIN BLAUDEANDERSON

 

22

Sale of Firearm / Ammunition to Felon,

18 U.S.C. § 922(d)(1)

May 30, 2017

 

10 years’ imprisonment,

$250,000 fine,

3 years supervised release

Felon in Possession of Firearm / Ammunition (two counts),

18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)

May 30, 2017 and

June 23, 2017

(For each count)

10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine,

3 years supervised release

ZION KORCZYNSKI

a/k/a Cream

 

25

Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine,

21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) and

841(b)(1)(B)

February 13, 2017 through

September 12, 2017

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years) 

Distribution of Methamphetamine (two counts),

21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B)

February 13, 2017

September 12, 2017

(For each count)

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years) 

OSCAR MADRIGAL, JR.

a/k/a Oso

 

22

Sale of Firearm /Ammunition to Felon (two counts),

18 U.S.C. 922(d)(1)

June 23, 2017

October 5, 2017

 

(For each count)

10 years’ imprisonment,

$250,000 fine,

3 years supervised release

 

LARRY A. LUNDY

 

51

Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine,

21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) and

841(b)(1)(B)

February 13, 2017 through

September 12, 2017

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years) 

Distribution of Methamphetamine,

21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B)

September 12, 2017

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

Lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years) 

Distribution of Methamphetamine,

21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A)

September 18, 2017

October 11, 2017

Lifetime imprisonment (minimum 10 years), $10 million fine, lifetime of supervised release (minimum 5 years)

BREANN MANUEL ALONSO

a/k/a Manny

 

22

Unlicensed Dealing in Firearms,

18 U.S.C. §922(a)(1)(A)

July 5, 2017 through

September 6, 2017

 

5 years’ imprisonment,

$250,000 fine,

3 years supervised release

Felon in Possession of a Firearm / Ammunition (four counts),

18 U.S.C. § 922(g)

July 31, 2017

August 22, 2017

August 29, 2017

September 6, 2017

(For each count)

10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine,

3 years supervised release,

 

Distribution of Methamphetamine,

21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B)

August 29, 2017

40 years’ imprisonment (minimum 5 years),

$5 million fine,

lifetime of supervised release (minimum 4 years)  

 

Nogueira, Moore, Holden, Blaudeanderson, Madrigal, Alonso, Korczynski, and Lundy were arrested yesterday.  Each made his initial appearance before Magistrate Judge DeMarchi and pleaded not guilty to the charged offenses.  All the defendants except two are residents of San Jose.  Moore is a resident of San Francisco and Blaudeanderson is a resident of Morgan Hill. 

An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  

In addition, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court only after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney John Bostic is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Tong Zhang.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the ATF.  Assisting in the arrest operation were the United States Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Santa Clara County Specialized Enforcement Team. 

Updated October 11, 2018