Leader of Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Organization with Ties to Mexican Cartel Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison
BOSTON – A Chicopee man was arrested on drug distribution charges.
Brett Garcia, 33, was charged in an indictment unsealed today with possessing with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. Garcia was arraigned today and was detained pending a hearing scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2020.
The indictment alleges that Garcia possessed with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin on Feb. 28, 2020 in Hampden County.
The indictment was the result of an investigation into heroin trafficking in Chicopee.
The charging statute provides for a sentence of at least five years and up to 40 years in prison, at least three years of supervised release and a fine of $2 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Chicopee Police Chief William R. Jebb made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd E. Newhouse of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.