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Washington Man Sentenced on Conspiracy Charge

April 26, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Washington man charged with Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on April 26, 2011, by Chief US District Judge Karen E. Schreier. Francisco Garcia, age 27, was sentenced to 44 months of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and a $100 victim assessment.

Garcia was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 21, 2009. In July 2009, during a traffic stop by the South Dakota Highway Patrol, Garcia was found to be traveling with another person in a vehicle that contained about eight pounds of methamphetamine which they intended to distribute. He pled guilty to the charge on December 18, 2009.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team. Assistant US Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.
Garcia was immediately turned over to the custody of the US Marshal.




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