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Sacramento men indicted on drug trafficking charges

Two Sacramento men were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for trafficking methamphetamine and cocaine.

Benjamin Macias, 37, and Sergio Ambriz, 26, are charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, distributing cocaine and distributing methamphetamine, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. Macias also is charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a trafficking crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, in 2014 and 2015, Macias supplied Ambriz with cocaine and Ambriz sold the cocaine to an undercover agent in Sacramento and El Dorado counties. Ambriz also is accused of selling methamphetamine to the undercover agent.

When Macias was arrested, a Ruger 9mm pistol was found in his vehicle, authorities said.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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