Three Illegal Aliens Charged with Dealing in Meth and Heroin in California

With all the news about the Kavanaugh confirmation circus filling up the air, it is important not to forget that this country is still suffering from an invasion of criminal illegals and three more have been caught and charged with dealing meth and heroin in California.

We must not forget the crimes these illegals are wrecking every day on our society as our attention is consumed with news out of Washington D.C.

This time we see three illegals arrested in Los Molinos, California, and charged with multiple counts of methamphetamine and heroin trafficking on September 27.

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According to the Department of Justice:

A federal grand jury returned an eight-count indictment today against Miguel Alverez Cervantes, 53, Maria Cervantes-Echevarria, 34, and Marta Jiminez Lopez, 26, all Mexican nationals living in Los Molinos, charging them with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possessing methamphetamine and heroin for distribution, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. The indictment also charges Cervantes-Echevarria and Lopez with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

According to court documents, Maria Cervantes-Echevarria and Marta Lopez used their home in Los Molinos as a stash location for narcotics, firearms, and cash. Court records allege that in January 2018, the two women delivered a spare tire to a third party that was later found to contain approximately 22 pounds of methamphetamine. In addition, an undercover agent purchased over three pounds of methamphetamine from Miguel Cervantes during three controlled buys in August and September 2018. When agents searched Cervantes-Echevarria and Lopez’s home on September 17, 2018, they found three handguns and over $44,000 in cash in the master bedroom. Agents found over 34 pounds of methamphetamine, three pounds of heroin, and an AR-15-style rifle elsewhere on the property.

The statement continues:

This case is the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Land Management, the Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement (TIDE) task force, the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF), and the Siskiyou Unified Major Investigations Team (SUMIT), with special assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Highway Patrol. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy H. Delgado is prosecuting the case.

If convicted of the conspiracy charge or any of the narcotics charges, each defendant faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, and a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. If convicted of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug‑trafficking crime, Cervantes-Echevarria and Lopez each face a mandatory five-year term in prison, which would run consecutive to any other sentence imposed in this case. Any sentence would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account several variables. These charges are only allegations; the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

We just can’t forget that these criminal illegals are still making our lives more dangerous every day.

Barack Obama may have wanted to leave our borders wide open for these criminals to act with impunity, and Democrats are still doing their best to shield these dangerous criminals, but the Trump administration is continuing its efforts to rid the country of these monsters.

Along with this particular arrest, the Trump administration announced that over 150 illegals were arrested in the Los Angeles area alone this month.

According to the Department of Homeland Security: “The arrestees (138 men and 12 women) included nationals from 12 countries: Argentina (1), Armenia (1), Belize (2), Canada (1), El Salvador (6), Guatemala (9), Honduras (3), Lebanon (1), Mexico (123), Nicaragua (1), Singapore (1), Philippines (1).”

So, despite all the mess going on in the U.S. Senate, let’s not lose sight of these cases as the news keeps us busy with other things.

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

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