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Pedro Garcia-vargas Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings on July 6, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, PEDRO GARCIA-VARGAS, a 39-year-old citizen of Mexico, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine. Sentencing has been set for October 6, 2010. He is currently detained.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Seykora, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

In the later part of 2009, GARCIA-VARGAS was involved in a conspiracy with other individuals to distribute methamphetamine in the Billings area.

GARCIA-VARGAS faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and could be sentenced to life, a $4,000,000 fine and at least 5 years supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force.

A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.



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