Sacramento men sentenced to 10 and 15 years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez sentenced two Sacramento men for methamphetamine trafficking, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott and DEA Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen announced.
Roland Adrian Jufiar, 44, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and David Garcia Romero, 44, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for possessing methamphetamine for distribution.
Both men pleaded guilty on Aug. 13. According to court records, federal agents began investigating co-defendant Andre Ramon Washington based on reports that Washington was distributing narcotics from his home in Sacramento. In 2017 and 2018, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration identified Jufiar and Romero as two of Washington’s suppliers. In March 2018, federal agents executed search warrants at Washington’s, Jufiar’s and Romero’s homes. At Jufiar’s home, agents found approximately 160 grams of cocaine. When the agents searched Romero’s car, they found over 17 kilograms of methamphetamine, 2.7 kilograms of powder cocaine, over one pound of cocaine base (crack cocaine), over $19,000 in cash and three firearms.
In October 2019, co-defendant Andre Washington was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing methamphetamine for distribution.
This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department; the Sacramento Police Department; the Citrus Heights Police Department and the Folsom Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy H. Delgado prosecuted the case.
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