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Meth dealer sent to prison

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

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 33-year-old Rio Hondo resident has been ordered to federal prison after selling large amounts of meth from a Corpus Christi residence, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Gustavo Adolfo Garcia pleaded guilty Oct. 21, 2021.

Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ordered him to serve a 188-month term of imprisonment to be immediately followed by five years of supervised release. In handing down the sentence, the court noted Garcia’s repeated criminal conduct.

In late 2020, law enforcement began investigating narcotics sales out of a home in Corpus Christi.

The operation resulted in several arrests outside the home and led to the identification of Garcia and others who were selling various drugs out of the residence.

On Dec. 29, 2020, authorities conducted a search and discovered 3.198 kilograms of pure meth, 518.93 grams of cocaine and other controlled substances.

Garcia took responsibility for the all the meth found in the home. He also admitted he had sold it through the back door of the residence.

Garcia has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation with the assistance of police departments in Corpus Christi and Robstown. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Dunn prosecuted the case.

Updated January 11, 2022

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