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Sacramento County Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison and Fined $25,000 for Conspiring to Manufacture and Traffic Marijuana

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Fidel Gomez Garcia Jr., 46, of Walnut Grove, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison and fined $25,000 for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. He also forfeited more than $600,000 in assets and U.S. currency involved in or traced to the illegal conspiracy.

According to court documents, Gomez Garcia owned at least five properties in San Joaquin County that he knowingly rented to others for the purpose of growing marijuana. Upon execution of a search warrant at Gomez Garcia’s residence in Acampo, agents found more than 100 pounds of processed marijuana packaged for sale, two firearms, diamond jewelry, more than $36,000 in cash, and multiple new high-end luxury vehicles, including a corvette with the vanity license place “Boss.” 

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the San Joaquin County Metro Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Desmond prosecuted the case.

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

Updated December 14, 2022

Drug Trafficking