Crime

14 indicted in Fresno County drug operation

Fourteen people have been indicted on federal drug charges after investigators found 14 kilograms of methamphetamine in Fresno County.

A federal grand jury returned a 13-count indictment against the 14 people, charging them with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Fresno announced.

According to court documents, Olegario Trujillo, 29, of Fresno, was the leader of the large-scale drug trafficking organization. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $10 million fine. The remaining defendants face 20-year sentences and $1 million fines if convicted, according to the attorney’s office.

Investigators say the organization aimed to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin in California and Washington.

In addition to the 14 kilograms of methamphetamine, investigators said they found 2 kilograms of cocaine and 1 kilogram of heroin.

Tomas Kassahun: 559-441-6659, @TomasKassahun

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