Eight Sacramento-area residents were arrested this week in what federal authorities described as a wide-ranging drug and gun trafficking investigation.
A federal grand jury returned indictments March 13, charging the defendants with various drug and gun trafficking offenses, according to a federal Department of Justice news release. The indictments were unsealed following the arrests of each defendant.
Those arrested are:
All defendants are in custody and entered not-guilty pleas at their arraignments, according to federal authorities.
The cases are the result of a long-term investigation by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with officers from the Sacramento Police Department; California Highway Patrol; California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of Parole and Special Service Unit; and the California Gang Intelligence Initiative.