News Release
January 22, 2007

Brothers Indicted After 21 lb Seizure of Meth

JAN 22 -- SAN FRANCISCO – Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) San Francisco Field Division Special Agent in Charge Javier F. Pena, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) San Francisco Field Division Special Agent in Charge Stephen K. Martin, and the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California announced that that a Federal Grand Jury returned an Indictment charging siblings with violations of federal drug laws.

Fernando Aguilar, age 32, and brother, Gustavo Aguilar, age 34, both residents of Delhi, were charged with conspiring to, and delivering a total of approximately 21 pounds of crystal methamphetamine.

The Aguilar brothers are scheduled to appear for a detention hearing before a United States Magistrate Judge on January 22, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., in Oakland, California.

If convicted, the maximum potential penalties are life imprisonment, a $4,000,000 fine; and supervised release for a period of no less than ten years and up to life.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kim Briggs and was investigated jointly by DEA, ATF, and the Oakland Police Department. The Pittsburg Police Department and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with the investigation.

An indictment contains only allegations against an individual, as with all defendants, the defendants must be presumed innocent until proven guilty.