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Non-Citizen Sentenced To 60 Months In Prison For Drugs

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

Jose Francisco Garcia, 28, of Mexico, was sentenced to 60 months in prison on a one-count indictment charging him with Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced. Following his prison sentence, Garcia will be on federal supervised release for 3 years. In addition, Garcia was ordered to pay a fine of $500 and a $100 special assessment.

On December 22, 2014, Garcia was arrested by Collinsville Police Department for possession of a controlled substance. Garcia pled guilty to the offense on May 14, 2015.

This case was investigated by the Collinsville Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deirdre A. Durborow.

Updated November 23, 2015

Drug Trafficking