Three Sacramento men accused of drug trafficking conspiracy

Three Sacramento men have been indicted for alleged participation in a drug trafficking conspiracy.

A federal grand jury on Thursday returned a 10-count indictment charging Andre Ramon Washington, 45, Roland Adrian Jufiar, 42, and David Garcia Romero, 42, with conspiring to distribute and possessing cocaine and methamphetamine for distribution, according to a U.S Attorney's Office news release. The indictment also charges Romero with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime and Washington with unlawfully possessing a firearm as a felon.

Between Nov. 15, 2017, and March 15 of this year, the three men allegedly worked together to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and other controlled substances from Washington's Sacramento home. During the investigation, agents observed Jufiar and Romero frequently stop by Washington's home, allegedly to deliver narcotics or pick up drug proceeds.

When agents searched Washington's home on March 15, they found an operation for converting cocaine to crack cocaine in Washington's garage, the news release said.

Agents found cocaine, crack cocaine, 2 pounds of methamphetamine and a 9 mm handgun elsewhere in the home, according to the news release. Washington is prohibited from possessing firearms based on a prior felony conviction.

When agents searched Romero's vehicle several hours later, they found more than 37 pounds of methamphetamine, 6 pounds of cocaine, a pound of crack cocaine and three firearms, the news release said.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.