DEA arrests four Pasco men suspected of meth trafficking

Tri-City HeraldJune 14, 2013 

— Four Pasco men suspected in a methamphetamine drug trafficking organization were arrested Friday in Pasco.

The arrests were a result of a federal investigation led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration with the help of area law enforcement agencies.

Alex Gonzalez, Julio Cesar Gonzalez, Juan Manuel Ledesma and Enrique Gonzalez-Galeana were arrested, charging documents said.

It is unknown if any of the suspects are related.

The Herald obtained the suspects’ names and charges through sealed court documents available online.

The four men are charged with various counts of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, conspiracy to sell firearms to a prohibited person, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and sale of a firearm to a prohibited person, documents said.

The four men allegedly sold meth and guns on multiple occasions from February to June 11 this year, documents said. The firearms included a 9-mm pistol, a .357-caliber revolver and a .45-caliber pistol.

The suspects are in federal custody and will appear Monday in U.S. District Court in Yakima. If convicted, they could face more than 10 years in prison.

Tri-Cities Metro Drug Task Force assisted DEA agents in executing search warrants Friday morning that led to the arrests, said DEA agent Jodie Underwood.

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