SOLANO COUNTY (CBS13) – A Richmond man was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for the possession and distribution of fentanyl through Solano and Stanislaus counties, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
Last August, Leobardo Gerardo Anaya, 28, sold around 100 counterfeit oxycodone hydrochloride pills containing fentanyl to a confidential source working with law enforcement, according to a news release from the DOJ’s Eastern District of California.READ MORE: El Dorado County Braces For Flooding After Caldor Fire
This January, around 2,000 more of the same pills were found inside Anaya’s car when he was pulled over for speeding in Stanislaus County, officials said.READ MORE: Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Barred From Caring For Bears Until It Makes Changes To Enclosure
In total, Anaya is accused of attempting to distribute more than 40 grams of fentanyl.MORE NEWS: Kings Home Opener Brings Life To Downtown, Stresses Business
If convicted of possession, Anaya faces up to 40 years behind bars and up to $5 million in fines. If convicted of distribution, he faces up to 20 more years and another $1 million in fines.