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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Moorefield, WV man convicted of heroin trafficking

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Juan Carlos Garcia, 44, of Moorefield, West Virginia, was convicted in federal court today of heroin trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

An investigation by the Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force revealed that Garcia sold heroin in November 2013 in Hardy County, West Virginia.

Garcia pled guilty today to one count of “Heroin Distribution.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.
 
U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 8, 2016