The Orange County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement Wednesday that Edgar Alfonso Lamas, 36, and Carlos Raygozaparedes, 53, pleaded not guilty to six drug-related counts with enhancements.
If convicted on all counts, both men face a maximum sentence of 37 years and four months in prison.
Each man is being held on $5 million bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June.
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Prosecutors said authorities stopped the van leaving a Buena Park home on March 17.
According to the district attorney’s office, a lethal dose of fentanyl is 2 milligrams. Authorities caught 20.5 pounds, which they say is enough to kill 4.7 million people.
Last November, the Orange County District Attorney announced that a drug dealer or distributor could be charged with murder if it was determined that their drug-related activities resulted in someone’s death.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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