12 charged across 5 indictments after investigation into fentanyl and meth trafficking in the Central Valley

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — U.S. Attorney Philip A. Talber announced on Monday on behalf of the United States Department of Justice that after an ...

November 27, 2022
1:54 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — U.S. Attorney Philip A. Talber announced on Monday on behalf of the United States Department of Justice that after an investigation targeting local criminal street gangs in Bakersfield that has been ongoing for the last 18 months, 12 defendants have been charged in 5 indictments for assorted drug trafficking and firearms offenses.On November 17, a federal grand jury returned an 11 count indictment against:William Arthur Poush, 43, of BakersfieldRosa Fernandez, 43, of BakersfieldTimothy Robert Hingston, 39, of North HollywoodSpencer Matthew Hopper, 35, of MontroseDale Vincent Perez, 39, of BakersfieldAccording to court documents, these indictments are for various sales and transfers of methamphetamine and fentanyl, both to confidential informants and to one another.

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