Stockton man indicted in firearm and drug charges

A federal grand jury returned the counts this week.

A Stockton man has been indicted on three charges over firearm and drug possession in federal court. 

U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert announced the indictments on Friday. 


Driving the news: Alexander Diaz, 51, has been charged with being a felon in possession of firearms, possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine and possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

  • A federal grand jury returned the three-count indictment on Thursday. 
  • Court documents reveal that on Feb. 21, 2024, enforcement officers found over 300 grams of methamphetamine, 150 grams of fentanyl and 170 grams of cocaine at Diaz’s residence. 
  • They also found four loaded firearms, which Diaz is prohibited from possessing because of his prior criminal convictions. 
  • The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations with assistance from the Stockton Police Department, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Postal Inspection Services and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

What we’re watching: Dias faces life in prison and a $5 million fine if convicted. 

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