Government authorities claim to have shutdown a drug smuggling ring operating out of Vista, California, after a year-long investigation by the DEA, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and local law enforcement. The United States Attorney's Office charged 19 defendants in federal court with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine. 

According to the unsealed complaint, the defendants were importing the meth and cocaine from two Mexican Cartels based in Tijuana and Guadalajara, Mexico. Due to the type and quantity of the drugs involved in the conspiracy, each defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. 

If you have been charged in a drug conspiracy in state or federal court it is important that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Contact my office at (619) 274-8036 to schedule a consultation.