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Drug charges lodged against Turlock man
US Attorney's Office

A Turlock man was indicted by a federal grand jury on two charges related to narcotic sales.

Salvador Vega Rendon Jr., 28, of Turlock was charged with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine, as well as possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Rendon was found in possession of more than 500 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine and more than 400 grams of a substance containing fentanyl with the intent to distribute it, according to court records from Nov. 29, 2020. Rendon also possessed four firearms, three of which were outfitted with devices that enabled them to function as fully automatic weapons, in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The grand jury indicted Rendon on April 1 and the indictment was unsealed Wednesday.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office, and the California Highway Patrol. Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Schuh is prosecuting the case.