OKC Man Sentenced To More Than 14 Years in Prison for Drug Conspiracy
United States Attorney Trent Shores announced that Juan Garcia, 29, of OKC, was sentenced today by United States District Judge John Dowdell to serve 170 months in federal prison. A jury previously found Garcia guilty of violating the federal drug conspiracy statute. After release from prison, Garcia must serve five years on supervised release. Parole has been abolished in the federal system.
On January 26, 2017, Tulsa Department Police officers pulled over a Chevrolet truck in which Garcia was a passenger. The truck had been following another vehicle engaged in transporting three pounds of methamphetamine from Oklahoma City to Tulsa. Upon a search of the truck and Garcia, officers discovered four cell phones in the truck and $19,915 on Garcia’s person. During the resulting investigation, state and federal law enforcement agencies discovered evidence that Garcia participated in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy. At the jury trial, the Assistant United States Attorney proved it, beyond a reasonable doubt.
United States Attorney Shores stated, “If you are a drug trafficker, we are looking your way. We will use all of the tools available to prevent you from bringing drugs into our community. Drug traffickers like Mr. Garcia will be held accountable in a court of law.”
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Tulsa Police Department jointly investigated this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Eric O. Johnston represented the United States at the sentencing hearing.