FRESNO, Calif. -
A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today charging Selma residents Victor Torres, 27 and Daniel Ochoa, 36, with methamphetamine trafficking.
According to court documents, between May 18, and Dec. 6, the defendants conspired to distribute methamphetamine throughout Fresno County. The indictment also alleges that, on June 6, in Kern County, and on Dec. 6, in Fresno County, the defendants possessed methamphetamine with the intent to sell.
If convicted, the defendants face a maximum statutory penalty of 40 years in prison. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.
The charges are only allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.