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Bakersfield man charged in federal indictment for allegedly shipping drugs to South Dakota

Posted at 4:37 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 19:37:15-04

A Bakersfield man was indicted by a federal grand jury after he was arrested for allegedly shipping drugs to South Dakota.

22-year-old Juan Pina of Bakersfield was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine. 

According to court documents, Pina allegedly paid to ship nearly 300 grams of cocaine from Bakersfield to Sioux Fall, South Dakota. 

Officials said in the months to follow, Pina shipped another large shipment of drugs to Indiana and Virginia Beach.

If convicted, Pina could face a life sentence in prison and a $10 million fine.