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Two Sacramento men face federal drug-trafficking charges

A federal grand jury has indicted two Sacramento men for trafficking methamphetamine.

The five-count indictment was returned Thursday in Sacramento against Lagranger Jones, 36, and Lamonte DeShannon Rush, charging them with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and methamphetamine distribution, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

Court documents indicate that between October 2014 and February 2015, Jones and Rush sold methamphetamine during controlled purchases conducted by federal Drug Enforcement Administration special agents in the Sacramento area.

Jones, who was arrested by federal agents March 9, is alleged to have a lengthy criminal history. He was ordered detained pending trial.

Rush remains at large.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Sacramento Police Department.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.