Fed­eral au­thor­i­ties ar­rest 11 in drugs and firearms crack­down

Sus­pects from San Jose, Mor­gan Hill and San Fran­cisco

The Mercury News - - Local News - By Mark Gomez mgomez@ ba­yare­anews­group.com

SAN JOSE >> Eleven Bay Area men are fac­ing charges in­volv­ing metham­phetamine traf­fick­ing and the un­law­ful pos­ses­sion and sale of firearms.

Nine of the de­fen­dants are from San Jose, ac­cord­ing to the U.S. Depart­ment of Jus­tice. The other sus­pects are from San Fran­cisco and Mor­gan Hill. Eight of the men were ar­rested Wed­nes­day; three other sus­pects were al­ready in cus­tody, ac­cord­ing to a Depart­ment of Jus­tice news re­lease emailed Thurs­day.

The ar­rests stemmed from five sep­a­rate fed­eral in­dict­ments is­sued be­tween March 8 and Aug. 23, ac­cord­ing to the Depart­ment of Jus­tice.

Fed­eral prose­cu­tors iden­ti­fied the sus­pects as:

• Eliseo Martinez, 24, San Jose, charged with con­spir­acy to dis­trib­ute metham­phetamine and distri­bu­tion of metham­phetamine

• Daniel Nogueira, 26, San Jose, charged with con­spir­acy to dis­trib­ute metham­phetamine, distri­bu­tion of metham­phetamine, felon in pos­ses­sion of a firearm/ am­mu­ni­tion

• An­thony Lopez, 34, San Jose, con­spir­acy to dis­trib­ute metham­phetamine, distri­bu­tion of metham­phetamine

• Dereke Holden, 22, San Jose, sale of firearm/am­mu­ni­tion to a felon, distri­bu­tion of metham­phetamine

• Sal­vador Morfin, 34, San Jose, distri­bu­tion of metham­phetamine

• Zion Kor­czyn­ski, 25, San Jose, con­spir­acy to dis­trib­ute metham­phetamine and distri­bu­tion of metham­phetamine

• Os­car Madri­gal, Jr., 22, San Jose, sale of firearm/ am­mu­ni­tion to a felon,

• Bre­ann Manuel Alonso, 22, San Jose, un­li­censed deal­ing in firearms, felon in pos­ses­sion of a firearm/ am­mu­ni­tion, distri­bu­tion of metham­phetamine

• Larry Lundy, 51, San Jose, con­spir­acy to dis­trib­ute metham­phetamine, distri­bu­tion of metham­phetamine

• Shawn Moore, 51, San Fran­cisco, con­spir­acy to dis­trib­ute metham­phetamine, distri­bu­tion of metham­phetamine, felon in pos­ses­sion of am­mu­ni­tion

• Collin Blaude­an­der­son, 22, Mor­gan Hill, sale of firearm/am­mu­ni­tion to a felon, felon in pos­ses­sion of a firearm/am­mu­ni­tion

All of the men pleaded not guilty, ac­cord­ing to fed­eral prose­cu­tors.

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