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California Man Admits Possessing with Intent to Distribute One Kilogram of Fentanyl in Union County

By rlsmetro on
Union County

A San Bernardino County, California, man today admitted to possessing with intent to distribute approximately one kilogram of fentanyl, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

According to Acting U.S. Attorney Honig, Jesus Candido Higuera-Parra, 26, of Ontario, California, pleaded guilty to an information charging him with possession with intent to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On March 24, Higuera-Parra agreed with others to transport approximately one kilogram of fentanyl to a location in Union County. 

When Higuera-Parra arrived to meet the purchaser, he was arrested, and the fentanyl was recovered from the vehicle that he occupied.

The offense to which Higuera-Parra pleaded guilty carries a mandatory minimum term of 10 years in prison, a maximum penalty of life in prison, and a fine of $10 million. 

Sentencing is scheduled for March 23, 2022.