Two indicted following FBI arrest for dealing Meth, Fentanyl Pills in Rocklin

A Federal Grand Jury in Sacramento returned a three-count indictment on Thursday, February 25 for two men arrested for dealing narcotics. 

The two suspects, Demecio Navarro Sanchez, 66, of Mexico, and Daniel Melchor, 20, of Santa Ana, are charged with with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. 

According to court documents, on Oct. 16, 2020, law enforcement officers seized approximately 19,000 counterfeit oxycodone M-30 pills containing fentanyl and about 38.5 pounds of methamphetamine that Navarro and Melchor transported to Rocklin in separate vehicles on behalf of a Mexico-based drug trafficking organization.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Tri‑County Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT), the California Highway Patrol, and the Rocklin Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Spencer is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Navarro Sanchez and Melchor face a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison. 

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