Crime

Another suspect in Foster drug case ordered to stay in jail

A fourth alleged co-conspirator in a federal drug case involving Fresno police Deputy Chief Keith Foster was ordered Thursday to be held in jail while the case makes its way through the courts.

Sarah Ybarra, 37, is charged with conspiring to distribute and/or possess with the intent to distribute marijuana and shipping a package of marijuana to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The marijuana charge carries a five-year maximum prison sentence and $250,000 fine.

Keith Foster, 51, has been allowed to remain free while the case proceeds. He is charged with conspiracy to distribute and/or possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone, heroin and marijuana. The oxycodone and heroin charges each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and $1 million fine.

On Tuesday, Iran Dennis “Denny” Foster, 44, and Rafael Guzman, 41, were ordered to stay in jail. Dennis Foster, who is related to Keith Foster, is charged with conspiring to distribute and/or possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, as well as shipping a package of marijuana to Albuquerque. Guzman is charged with conspiring with Keith Foster to distribute and/or possess with the intent to distribute heroin.

A fifth suspect, Randy Flowers, 48, on Wednesday was ordered to remain in the Fresno County Jail. He is charged with conspiring to distribute and/or possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone.

The final alleged co-conspirator, Jennifer Donabedian, 35, is charged with conspiring to distribute and/or possess with the intent to distribute marijuana. Like Keith Foster, she is free from jail while the case proceeds.

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