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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to More than Seven Years for Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Fentanyl and Cocaine

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

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Yarlin Garcia, 26, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to 87 months in prison and four years of supervised release for possession with the intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl and cocaine.  Garcia pleaded guilty on October 25, 2018.

According to court records, on June 20, 2018, Garcia was arrested outside of a residence in Sanford, Maine and found to be in possession of about 650 grams of a heroin/fentanyl mixture and 560 grams of cocaine that he brought to Maine.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency; the Sagadahoc, York, and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Offices; and the Biddeford Police Department and prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.


Johnathan G. Nathans
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Updated July 30, 2019

Drug Trafficking