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Mexican man faces federal fees for working drug scheme that saved medicine in Compton, despatched them throughout U.S.

A Mexican nationwide has been indicted on federal fees for allegedly overseeing a drug trafficking scheme whereas storing the contraband in Compton, U.S. Division of Justice officers introduced Thursday.

The scheme allegedly concerned buying giant portions of fentanyl and methamphetamine, storing them at a house in Compton and distributing them domestically and throughout the nation whereas generally involving the U.S. Postal Service.

Edgar Valentin Felix Osuna, 25, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was arrested in Barstow Aug. 29 whereas on his solution to Vegas. He was named in a three-count federal grand jury indictment on Wednesday.

Osuna faces fees of conspiring to distribute and to own fentanyl and methamphetamine. He’s additionally charged with substantive counts of distributing fentanyl and methamphetamine, officers mentioned.

An investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service culminated in a search of a Compton dwelling that led to the seizure of almost 66 kilograms of fentanyl — together with almost 27,000 counterfeit capsules — and about 18.4 kilograms of methamphetamine, officers mentioned.

In line with the felony criticism, from a minimum of 2019, whereas in Mexico and on federal probation, Osuna facilitated the distribution of of fentanyl and different medicine that have been being stashed within the dwelling managed and operated by Juan Gonzalez.

Osuna allegedly obtained the medicine, organized for deliveries to be made to the stash home and deliberate additional distribution, officers mentioned. Gonzalez and others allegedly wired the proceeds from the gross sales too Osuna.

The criticism alleges that medicine from the stash home have been generally shipped by way of USPS to addresses in New York, Pennsylvania and Missouri. The parcels have been mailed child a drug courier who has since died, however Gonzalez shipped a minimum of one package deal o an handle in Illinois, based on the criticism.

On Feb. 23, 2022 Osuna allegedly directed the distribution of twenty-two kilograms of meth. Gonzalez was arrested the following day and a search warrant was executed within the stash home that resulted within the seizure of the medicine.

Final 12 months, Gonzalez pleaded responsible to distribution of fentanyl and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, officers mentioned. He was sentenced in January to fifteen years in federal jail.
Osuna, nonetheless, continued to distribute medicine after Gonzalez’s arrest and authorities decided he had returned to the U.S. in late 2022, officers detailed.

Osuna is being held with out certain and is about to be arraigned within the indictment on Sept. 21.

Every of the three counts carries a minimal sentence of 10 years in federal jail and a statutory most sentences of life.

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