PORTLAND, Ore.—A federal grand jury in Portland has returned an indictment charging two local men for trafficking and selling large quantities of methamphetamine and counterfeit prescription pills across the Portland Metropolitan Area.
Juan Manuel Angulo, 50, of Gresham and Enrique Ocegueda, 31, of Beaverton, have been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl.
According to court documents, on February 2nd, Angulo and Ocegueda were arrested when they showed up to a drug deal with an undercover law enforcement informant in Clackamas County. Investigators found and seized a combined 50 pounds of methamphetamine and more than 10,000 counterfeit pills suspected to contain fentanyl from Angulo and Ocegueda’s vehicles.
Later that same evening, agents executed federal search warrants on both men’s residences and a storage locker belonging to Ocegueda. They seized several thousand additional counterfeit prescription pills, 15 additional pounds of methamphetamine, one pound of heroin, and approximately $50,000 in cash.
Both defendants will be arraigned on March 4th. If convicted, they face maximum sentences of life in prison with ten-year mandatory minimum sentences.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigation and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the FBI.