FRESNO, Calif. — A Fresno grand jury indicted two Kern County men Thursday for conspiracy to distribute over 160 pounds of methamphetamine and approximately 300 fentanyl pills.
Saul Giovanni Solis Ontiveros, 24, of Pixley, and Eduardo Garcia, 20, of McFarland could face up to life in prison with a $10 million dollar fine if they are found guilty.
According to court documents, Ontivero and Garcia were stopped in a routine traffic stop in Pixley. Through the rear windows of the car, officers saw two buckets with a white crystalline substance on the rim of the lids. During further searches of the car and two residences, officer located over 160 pounds of methamphetamine, over 200 pounds of liquid methamphetamine, and approximately 300 pills containing fentanyl. Inside both residences officers found active methamphetamine conversion laboratories.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the California Department of Justice. Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Schuh is prosecuting the case.
Both men are due in court on Feb. 7 for a preliminary hearing setting.