SACRAMENTO — Amandeep Multani, 34, of Roseville, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, heroin, opium, and ketamine, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
According to court documents, Multani and his co-conspirators, including co-defendants Parampreet Singh and Ranvir Singh, coordinated cocaine, heroin, opium, and ketamine deals in Canada. They coordinated these deals from California over encrypted cellphone applications. In total, between October 2020 and April 2021, they coordinated sales to undercover officers of approximately 10 kilograms of cocaine, 1.5 kilograms of opium, 2 kilograms of ketamine, and multiple samples of heroin, for a total of $637,600 in Canadian dollars and $75,190 in U.S. dollars, in deals in Canada and Sacramento. In addition, Multani and his co-defendants offered to sell up to 100 kilograms of cocaine, up to 25 kilograms of heroin, up to 100 kilograms of opium, and up to 200 kilograms of ketamine on numerous occasions between September 2020 and April 2021.
As part of his plea agreement, Multani has agreed to cooperate fully with the United States.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the York Regional Police in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Placer County Special Investigations Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney David W. Spencer is prosecuting the case.
Parampreet Singh and Ranvir Singh have pleaded not guilty. The charges against them are only allegations; they are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Multani is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez on March 14, 2023. Multani faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.
This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at www.justice.gov/OCDETF.