California Men Accused of Selling Guns, Meth From Hot Dog Stand

Looking for something new on the menu from the local street food vendor? You might want to avoid the machine guns and sawed-off shotguns, and the side of methamphetamines.

Two men in San Jose, Calif., were indicted this week for allegedly selling drugs and 17 firearms from their hot dog cart to undercover police, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced Thursday.

Jose Gilberto Ortiz, 58, of Los Angeles, and Guillermo Gonzalez Castillo, 23, of San Jose, are accused of selling the weapons and drugs over several months, from April to September, an affidavit filed by the ATF said.

Ortiz is said to be a convicted felon, while Castillo is an illegal immigrant, according to the indictment, making it illegal for both of them to possess firearms.

Ortiz was arrested on Sept. 2, but was later released on bail. Castillo was arrested on the same day and is still being held.

Both men will appear again in court on Nov. 21 and face charges of illegal sales of firearms. Castillo also faces two charges for sales of methamphetamines.