JAN 21 (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment today against Lino Jimenez, 34, of Vallejo, charging him with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge John J. Martin announced.
According to court documents, on November 13, 2015, Jimenez possessed over five pounds of methamphetamine for sale in a storage locker in Vallejo.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Napa Special Investigations Bureau. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew M. Yelovich is prosecuting the case.
Jimenez is in custody. He is scheduled to be arraigned on January 25, 2016.
If convicted, Jimenez faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. Any sentence, however, 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 a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.