News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 24, 2008
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Owensboro Woman Pleads Guilty to Distributing Meth In Kentucky

NOV 24 -- (Owensboro, KY) - U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that on November 21, 2008, Amade Gonzales-Garcia, of Owensboro, Kentucky, pled guilty to charges of possessing with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine.

Gonzales-Garcia pled guilty and admitted that on two occasions in July of 2007, she intentionally possessed with intent to distribute and distributed five grams or more of methamphetamine. The facts gathered during the plea hearing revealed that on July 5, 2007, Gonzalez-Garcia, sold approximately 27.2 grams of methamphetamine to a Kentucky State Police (KSP) undercover detective in exchange for $1,800. This drug transaction took place in Gonzalez-Garcia's residence in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Gonzalez-Garcia also admitted that on July 10, 2007, she sold approximately 221.7 grams of methamphetamine to a KSP undercover detective in exchange for $12,900. This drug transaction took place in a parking lot of a store in Owensboro, Kentucky inside Gonzalez-Garcia's vehicle.

In the event of a conviction, the maximum potential penalties are life imprisonment, a $4,000,000 fine, and supervised release for a period of at least five years.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Kinnicutt, and it was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Gonzalez-Garcia is scheduled to be sentenced before United States District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., on February 13, 2009, at 9:00 a.m., in Owensboro, Kentucky.

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