Two men from California have admitted to conspiring to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine in New Jersey and beyond.

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U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger's office says 25-year-old Erik Eduardo Velazquez Bautista and 27-year-old Jesus Alejandro Rodriguez Velasquez, both of San Diego, CA, both pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine.

According to court documents,

On Dec. 2, 2021, Velazquez Bautista and Rodriguez Velasquez were driving across the country to deliver narcotics to a purchaser in New York when they were stopped by law enforcement. Law enforcement seized approximately 20 kilograms of methamphetamine and approximately five kilograms of fentanyl.

Both men each face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

Sentencing for Rodriguez Velasquez is scheduled for July 11th; Velazquez Bautista on July 18th.

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