Sixth Member of Marijuana Trafficking Ring Pleads Guilty

A CALIFORNIA MAN CONNECTED TO A DRUG TRAFFICKING RING WITH TIES TO CARLSBAD PLEAD GUILTY THIS WEEK TO FEDERAL CHARGES. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

38-YEAR-OLD ROBERT MORENO OF UKIAH, CALIFORNIA…THE SIXTH MEMBER OF A HIGH GRADE MARIJUANA TRAFFICKING RING TO FACE DRUG TRAFFICKIGN AND MONEY LAUNDERING CHARGES. A TOTAL OF TEN DEFENDANTS HAVE BEEN CHARGED AS A RESULT OF THE TWO YEAR INVESTIGATION. FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAY THE GROUP PURCHASED THE MARIJUANA FROM CALIFORNIA’S EMERALD TRIANGLE…THEN DISTRIBUTED THE DRUGS ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST…LAUNDRING THE PROCEEDS THROUGH SEVERAL NEW MEXICO BASED BUSINESSES. 41-YEAR-OLD JOAQUIN ALANIZ AND 30-YEAR-OLD DANIEL NIETO — BOTH FROM CARLSBAD — ARE AMONG THOSE INCLUDED IN THE INDICTMENT.