News Release
December 4, 2007
Contact: Joanna Zoltay
Number: 312-886-2597

Indianapolis Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Distribution
Defendant will be deported to Mexico after serving sentence

Dec 4 --(Indianapolis) – Indianapolis resident Saul Garcia has been sentenced to 380 months in federal prison for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge John D. Tinder following a four month investigation and the trial conviction of Garcia. The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Indiana State Police, and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s office out of the Southern District of Indiana.

The investigation revealed that Garcia, age 37, also known as “Aron Garcia” and “Saul Medina,” was a high-level distributor for a methamphetamine distribution organization that distributed approximately 10 pounds of methamphetamine per month in the Indianapolis area from October, 2006 through January, 22, 2007. Garcia received an enhanced sentence because he had a prior felony drug conviction, possessed a firearm during the course of the conspiracy, and attempted to influence the testimony of a government witness.

“We hope that Mr. Garcia’s sentence will send a message to all criminals who hope to profit from the distribution of illegal narcotics,” stated Gary G. Olenkiewicz, the Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s Chicago Field Division which covers Indianapolis. “Distribute illegal narcotics and there will be a prison cell waiting for them as convicted criminals.”

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley Blackington, who said that Judge Tinder also imposed 10 years supervised release following Garcia’s incarceration. Garcia will be deported to Mexico following the completion of his sentence.