RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Authorities say a Mexican man suspected of having links to international drug traffickers has been indicted on charges related to a methamphetamine lab discovered in the Southern California desert.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that Adrian Ulises Garcia-Ruiz was arrested last month at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The 37-year-old is expected to be transferred for arraignment in Riverside, California. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.
Prosecutors say the native of Michoacán, Mexico, supplied liquid methamphetamine that was turned into crystal meth at the lab in San Bernardino County east of Los Angeles.
Garcia-Ruiz and an alleged co-conspirator were both charged in the indictment with multiple charges including conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
He could face up to life in prison if convicted on all charges.