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District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dominican National Sentenced For Drug And Firearm Violations

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BOSTON – A Dominican man was sentenced today on drug and weapon related charges.

Alberto Feliz Garcia, 34, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to 63 months in prison and four years of supervised release. Following the completion of his federal sentence, Garcia will be placed into removal proceedings and deported to the Dominican Republic. In October 2012, Garcia pleaded guilty to being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, being an alien in possession of a firearm, passport fraud, and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

On the morning of Oct. 17, 2011, agents armed with a federal arrest warrant for passport fraud, encountered Garcia at his home where he was arrested in a second floor bedroom. The room was searched and the agents recovered a Fabrique Nacional 5.7 semi automatic pistol loaded with 19 rounds of armor piercing ammunition. The agents noted that the serial numbers on the pistol were obliterated. Later Garcia consented to a search of the home which recovered 517 grams of heroin, 45 grams of crack cocaine, 32 rounds of 9mm ammunition, and $12,040 in United States currency.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Lawrence Police Chief John Romero, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Ortiz’s Major Unit.


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