Two Caldwell men arrested on federal drug charges
Herminio Sandoval, 58, and Rogelio Villasenor, 47, both of Caldwell, were arrested Wednesday on federal drug charges, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. An arraignment date has not yet been set.
The arrests occurred Wednesday morning in connection with the serving of nine federal search warrants. The two men were indicted by a federal grand jury in May, Olson said.
According to the 19-page indictment, which was unsealed by the court earlier Wednesday, Sandoval and Villasenor are both charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana. Sandoval is also charged with conspiracy to maintain drug-involved premises, maintaining drug-involved premises, and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.
The charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana carries a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $10 million, and at least five years of supervised release. The government is seeking criminal forfeiture of assets derived from the drug trafficking offenses.