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Armed drug dealer who sold drugs with child in house pleads guilty

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

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 30-year-old Corpus Christi man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute meth and carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. 

Authorities executed a search warrant at a residence in Corpus Christi in August 2021. At that time, they arrested Alec Michael Garcia and his co-conspirators. During the search, they found over 50 grams of meth; nearly two kilograms of pills containing fentanyl, alprazolam and meth; LSD; approximately two kilograms of marijuana as well as numerous THC products, 9 firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, body armor, and U.S. currency. 

At the time of search, authorities observed an 8-year-old boy at the residence.  

Garcia faces a minimum of 10 years in federal prison up to a maximum of life as well as a $10 million fine. For the firearms conviction, he will receive an additional five years that must be served consecutively to any other prison term imposed.  

Garcia has been and will remain in custody pending that hearing.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Gang Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara J. De Peña prosecuted the case.

Updated February 9, 2022

Drug Trafficking