Two brothers face federal pot, weapons charges in Dunlap bust

The Fresno BeeFebruary 27, 2014 

Two brothers were charged with federal drug and weapons charges Thursday after deputies found more than 200 pounds of marijuana, three firearms and large sums of cash last month on a property in Dunlap in Fresno County, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said.

Rudy Alberto Gonzalez-Rocha, 28, and Eloy Damian Gonzalez-Rocha, 32, both of Jalisco, Mexico, were charged with three marijuana cultivation crimes, being aliens in possession of firearms and possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

Eloy Gonzalez-Rocha also was charged with being a deported alien in the United States.

Wagner said both defendants are scheduled for arraignment and plea on the indictment.

If convicted, they could face five to 40 years in prison and fines ranging from $5 million to $250,000.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6015 or asasaki@fresnobee.com.

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