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Federal agents accuse 2 California men of meth trafficking

Two brothers from Vallejo, ages 24 and 30, remain in federal custody after searches of their homes produced methamphetamine, a semi-automatic handgun and two AK-47 assault rifles. According to information released by the Napa Special Investigations Bureau, the men sold methamphetamine and cocaine to undercover detectives on multiple occasions.

In cooperation with agents from Homeland Security Investigations, NSIB detectives monitored the brothers' activities from August until December when authorities arrested them. Their arrest led to the approval of search warrants for both of their residences where authorities reportedly gathered additional evidence.

An NSIB lieutenant said that the men sold one-half ounce of cocaine and 9.5 pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover detective. Investigators said that the methamphetamine seized during the police searches was packaged for sale. As a result, federal authorities have charged the men with federal felonies involving the sale of cocaine and methamphetamine.

Federal drug trafficking charges normally include harsh sentences. A person held by federal authorities might want to speak with a criminal defense attorney to gain access to unbiased information about how to respond to charges. Legal advice may help a person navigate the decisions necessary when interacting with the criminal justice system. An explanation of charges and the prison time associated with a conviction may help someone understand the stakes before entering a plea. An attorney might evaluate the evidence to see if it realistically supports the criminal charges. Any areas of weakness or overreach by a federal prosecutor might create an opportunity for an attorney to seek a reduction or dismissal of charges. This action may improve the person's position at trial or lead to the negotiation of a plea bargain.

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