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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of California

For Immediate Release

February 28, 2013

Benjamin B. Wagner, United States Attorney

Contact: Lauren Horwood, Public Information Officer
(916) 554-2706

Stockton Resident Charged with Methamphetamine Trafficking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a three–count indictment today charging Mexican national Bulmaro Lua–Cervantes, 48, with possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Lua–Cervantes sold or attempted to sell, approximately 620 grams of methamphetamine in Stockton, during the course of the investigation.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Stockton Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Olusere Olowoyeye is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Lua–Cervantes faces a sentence of 20 years to life in prison and a $20 million fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory sentencing factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

The charges are only allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.