Bakersfield brothers sentenced for methamphetamine trafficking

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Two brothers from Bakersfield were sentenced today for methamphetamine trafficking offenses, United States Attorney Benjamin. B Wagner announced.

Wagner said 23-year-old Ulisses Lopez was sentenced to seven years and eight months in prison and Erik Lopez was sentenced to four years and two months in prison.

According to court documents, on October 23, 2012, the brothers delivered approximately one pound of methamphetamine to an informant. On February 3, 2014, both defendants pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, the Southern Tri-County HIDTA Task Force, and the Bakersfield Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Rooney prosecuted the case.

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