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Three men indicted, accused of trafficking methamphetamine

A federal grand jury in Sacramento on Thursday returned indictments separately charging three men with trafficking methamphetamine.

In a case resulting from an investigation by the federal Drug enforcement Administration and the Yolo County Narcotics Enforcement Team, 37-year-old Alejandro Ortiz-Salas, a citizen of Mexico, was charged with three counts of distributing methamphetamine, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

Ortiz-Salas is accused of selling methamphetamine in the Sacramento area in 2004. After a criminal complaint was issued charging him with distribution, he fled the area. Authorities said he was apprehended in December 2014 near the Texas-Mexico border and brought to Sacramento.

The other two cases stem from investigations by the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Glenn Interagency Narcotics Task Force and the California Highway Patrol.

Sergio Carillo-Raygoza, 20, was charged with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court documents, on Jan. 21, he was stopped by law enforcement in Glenn County for a traffic violation, and 2 pounds of methamphetamine was found in the vehicle.

Ulices Beltran, 21, also was charged with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine following a Jan. 21 traffic stop that resulted in the seizure of 2 pounds of methamphetamine from his vehicle, authorities said.

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