A Utah grand jury handed up indictments Thursday against five men for possession of cocaine or heroin and against two other men for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine.
The grand jury indicted Jaime Soto, alias Leonel Guerra, for possessing more than five kilos of cocaine on Dec. 3 with the intent to distribute it. If convicted, he faces a prison term of 20 years to life and a fine of up to $2,000.The jury indicted Gabriel Allen Frost on three counts of possessing between 13.7 and 56.2 grams of cocaine on three occasions last summer, with the intent to sell it. The jury also indicted Frost on three counts of using a telephone in the commission of a felony.
If convicted, Frost faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a fine of $2 million for counts one and two and a maximum penalty of life in prison and a fine of $4 million for count three.
The jury indicted Michael L. Shapiro on two counts of possession of cocaine, 12.2 grams and 33 grams, with intent to distribute. He is charged with a third count of using a telephone in the commission of a felony. If convicted, Shapiro faces a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison and $1 million in fines for each count of cocaine possession and up to four years in prison and $250,000 in fines for the third count.
The jury indicted Domingo Uriarte and Samuel Emigdio Beltran on one count of possession of cocaine and one count of possession of heroin. The two men are charged with possessing 500 grams of cocaine and 100 grams of heroine with intent to distribute.
The maximum penalty for each count is no more than 40 years in prison and a fine of $2 million.
The jury indicted Richard Custer and Edward Hillman Jones on one count of attempting to manufacture 1,000 grams of methamphetamine, three counts of using a telephone in the commission of a felony and one count of possessing five gallons of hydroidic acid with the intent to use it to manufacture methamphetamine.
The maximum penalty for the first count is life in prison and $4,000. The maximum penalty for counts two, three and four is four years in prison and $250,000 for each count.
The maximum penalty for count five is 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.