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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Arkansas

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Fort Smith Woman Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

Fayetteville, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Ingrid Garcia, age 40, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, after several months of an investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Springdale Police Department learned that methamphetamine was being distributed in Northwest Arkansas by Garcia.  In October of 2017, agents arranged and conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Garcia in the Western District of Arkansas. The substance purchased was sent to the DEA South Central Laboratory for testing. The lab determined that the substance contained 103.23 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Garcia was indicted by a federal grand jury in December 2017 and entered a guilty plea in January 2018.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Springdale Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Kim Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 9, 2018