SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A federal indictment unsealed Friday charges 10 people with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and illegally transport and import firearms from Arizona into California.
Luis Earnest Morquecho, Eduardo Resendiz Ortiz, David Covarrubias Alvarez, Ryan Neal Miller, Michael Ronn Robles, Martin Rodriguez, Hector Escalera Cordova, Tsitiporn Morquecho and Michael Valentine Longnecker are charged with conspiracy to distribute 11 pounds and more of cocaine.
Luis Morquecho and Charles Frank Fuller are charged with transporting and importing two AR-15 assault rifles, one AK-47-style assault rifle and one 9mm pistol from Arizona to California. The weapons were then sold to undercover agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration in San Diego, according to the indictment.
In addition, Luis Morquecho is charged with being a felon in possession of firearms, and David Covarrubias Alvarez is charged with being a felon in possession of a .38-caliber revolver.
The indictment alleges Luis Morquecho purchased a black 2009 Cadillac Escalade with at least $19,000 in cash derived from the distribution of cocaine.
The defendants were arraigned Friday in a hearing before Magistrate Judge Mitchell Dembin.
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