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Sacramento man indicted for selling heroin to informant in Stockton, authorities say

Julian Garcia and German Zamora-Canada were sentenced to life for multiple charges stemming from a 2016 shooting outside of La Nueva Tropicana nightclub on Arden Way, during which Cesar Aleman-Luna was killed and three others were injured.
Julian Garcia and German Zamora-Canada were sentenced to life for multiple charges stemming from a 2016 shooting outside of La Nueva Tropicana nightclub on Arden Way, during which Cesar Aleman-Luna was killed and three others were injured.

A Sacramento man was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday in a case involving heroin and assault weapons in Stockton, according to the Department of Justice.

Elmer Rodriguez-Colio of Sacramento was arrested along with Josevan Arias of Posen, Illinois. Both face charges connected with the distribution of heroin, according to a release from the office of U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott. Arias was also charged with dealing firearms without a license.

Arias, 25, on Aug. 13, 2018, told an informant he had access to high-powered rifles, the release said, citing court documents. He sold six weapons and, with help from Rodriguez-Colio, heroin to the informant, who also purchased the drug from Rodriguez-Colio, 30, on a different occasion, according to the release.

If convicted, the men face a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and a maximum statutory penalty of 40 years and a $5 million fine, according to the DOJ.

The FBI, ATF and San Joaquin County Metropolitan Task Force took part in the investigation.

Mitchel Bobo covers breaking news for The Bee and is a journalism student at Sacramento State. He was born on Travis Air Force Base and raised in Vacaville.
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