A federal grand jury returned a 32-count indictment Thursday against five Sacramento men, charging them with various crimes related to trafficking in narcotics and firearms. Undercover agents managed to win their trust and allegedly bought drugs and guns from the defendants. This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento Police Department.
Between June 2014 and February 2016, on at least 19 different occasions, agents purchased methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and assault rifles from various defendants. According to the indictment, between April 2015 and October 2015, four defendants conspired to willfully engage in the business of dealing in firearms without a license, even selling assault rifles to an FBI source.
All five defendants were arrested on March 16, 2016. All have been released pending trial except for Hector Gonzalez, who remains in custody.
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