Drug Dealer Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison
POCATELLO - Sergio Garcia, 25, of Rexburg, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 60 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Garcia to forfeit $7,500 in proceeds from his crime. Garcia pleaded guilty to the charge on January 28, 2015.
According to the plea agreement, with the assistance of at least two other individuals, Garcia sold methamphetamine six times to someone working with the police. The sales all took place in eastern Idaho and were usually for one ounce of methamphetamine.
Garcia’s codefendant, Uriel Garcia, was charged with distributing methamphetamine on September 4, 2013. A warrant for his arrest remains active.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Madison, Fremont, and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Idaho Falls Police Department, with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Idaho State Police.