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Conway Man Sentenced to 100 Months in Federal Prison on Distribution of Heroin Charges

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

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Andrew Garcia, age 21, of Conway, was sentenced in Florence yesterday to 100 months imprisonment followed by a three-year term of supervised release. On April 18, 2017, Garcia entered a guilty plea in federal court to three counts of distribution of heroin. United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell imposed the sentence. 

The evidence presented at the guilty plea hearing and sentencing hearing established that, pursuant to a heroin trafficking investigation in Horry County, a team of law enforcement from multiple agencies conducted  extensive surveillance and effected several controlled purchases of heroin from targets of the investigation.  Agents made two controlled purchases of heroin from Garcia in August 2014 and a third controlled purchase of heroin in September 2014.  Agents also obtained warrants to search two Myrtle Beach residences linked to Garcia where they recovered over 600 grams of heroin, nine firearms, and $68,000 in cash.

The case was investigated by agents with the Fifteenth Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), the Horry County Police Department (HCPD), and the DEA.  Assistant United States Attorney Christopher D. Taylor of the Florence office prosecuted the case.



Lance Crick (864) 282-2105

Updated September 8, 2017

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