A federal grand jury charged 20 alleged members of a drug trafficking and firearms organization today for a drug ring in Reno.

17 of those defendants were charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.

Of those arrested with the drug charges:

Jose Valentin Mora, 36; Sandy Diaz Tavares, 33; Jose Vega, 33; Angel Diaz, 21; Javier Chavez, 58; Shawn Curl, 35; Marcos Hernandez, 58; Roberto Mora-Mora, 52; Juana Baca, 44; Elizabeth Reyes-Delacerda, 26; Richard Rossall, 52; Ciara Hernandez, 18; Marco Antonio Ramirez, 35; Kelsea Barbara Riley, 26; Leon DeJesus Munera, 27; and Jorge Ayala-Chavez, 43, all of Reno, Nevada; and Francisco Meza Recio, 31, of Simi Valley, California.

They all face life in prison and a fine of $10,000,000.

From January 25, 2018 to June 14, 2018 they conspired to distrubute large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin in the Reno area. More than 18 pounds of methamphetamine was seized in the case.

Jose Valentin Mora, Jose Vega, Jose Mora-Silva, Dagoberto Mora-Silva and Alberto Acosta-Macias all face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for firearms-related charges, including unlawful possession of a firearm, aiding and abetting possession of a firearm by prohibited persons and possession of a stolen .22 caliber Marlin rifle.

“As alleged, these defendants trafficked large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin in Reno,” said U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson. “Today’s indictments are the latest example of our steadfast commitment to fighting drug trafficking and reducing violent crime in Nevada’s communities. Together with our law enforcement partners we are committed to protecting Nevadans and making our communities safe.”

“Law enforcement partnerships made this operation a success,” said Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse. “Drug trafficking organizations bring gun violence to our neighborhoods and take advantage of the addiction problem our community and our nation faces. Working together with our partners enabled us to identify key elements of the organization and effectively shut it down. I am very proud of the hard work of the Northern Nevada Safe Street’s Task Force. As a result of this large scale operation, a well-organized drug trafficking operation has effectively been dismantled, and the community of Reno is safer.”

The charges stem from an investigation by the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force with the assisstance of state and local law enforcement. 

(The United States Attorney's Office, District of Nevada contributed to this report).

The full arrest warrant can be found below: