Fresno, California - A federal grand jury returned a 20-count indictment Thursday against Rudolfo Delgadillo, 35, of Woodlake; Alejandro Zavala, 22, of Cutler; and Fabian Magana, 24, of Orosi, charging them with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and various other drug trafficking and firearms offenses. The grand jury also returned a separate eight-count indictment against Josh Soto, 34, of Salinas Valley Prison; Desarae Granillo, 22, and Salina Granillo, 24, both of Visalia, charging them with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
The cases are the product of investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Postal Inspector Service, California Department of Justice Special Operations Unit, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, the Tulare Police Department, the Visalia Police Department, the Tulare Area Regional Gang Enforcement Team (TARGET), and the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly A. Sanchez is prosecuting both cases.
Rudolfo Delgadillo, Alejandro Zavala, Josh Soto, and Desarae Granillo are in custody. Fabian Magana and Salina Granillo have been ordered released.
If convicted, Delgadillo, Zavala, and Magana face a maximum sentence of life in prison. If convicted, Soto faces a maximum penalty of 80 years in prison, Desarae Granillo faces a maximum penalty of 220 years in prison, and Salina Granillo faces a maximum 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; the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.