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Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to 18 Years in Federal Prison

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

DALLAS — A Dallas man, Jesus Garcia, 42, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 218 months in federal prison for his role in a cocaine distribution conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Garcia pleaded guilty in 2014 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base.  A total of 19 defendants were charged in the conspiracy; most have been convicted and sentenced to prison terms ranging from 18 months to 20 years in federal prison.

According to documents filed in the case, during the course of the investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) intercepted telephone calls of several of the conspirators, including Garcia.  Garcia admits that on numerous occasions he used various cell phones to contact co-conspirators to coordinate the distribution of quantities of crack and powder cocaine.  Garcia is responsible for the distribution of 1,054.64 grams of crack cocaine and 3,022.48 grams of powder cocaine during the course of the conspiracy.

ICE HSI and the Dallas Police Department’s Gang Unit investigated.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cara Pierce prosecuted.

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Updated January 6, 2016

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