SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Two Sacramento men were indicted by a federal grand jury Monday on charges related to drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Manuel Reyes, 35 of Sacramento, Elton Padilla, 35 of Sacramento are among eight defendants from California and Oregon.

They are charged with distributing meth or being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court documents, the defendants are linked to Sureño street gangs that claim allegiance to the Mexican Mafia.

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The Attorney’s office said “the majority of these federal indictments target gang members who allegedly trafficked in narcotics and firearms and held senior positions within their respective organizations.”

Reyes and Padilla were also charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

If convicted the defendants face a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10,000,000 fine.

  1. Eileen Kephart says:

    I’ve seen pictures of what a young man did to his mom and dad’s heads with a baseball bat while they were sleeping and he was hopped up on meth. It was worse than watching the “Blood on the Asphalt” Driver’s Ed video. I hope that these thugs rot in prison or, and this isn’t likely, that they name the big players who made the meth distribution possible and that THEY rot in prison. The death penalty is preferable for the big-time ganglords who are responsible for putting this soul-killing drug on the street.

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