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Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison for the Possession of Methamphetamine

JULY 11 (DALLAS) - Alfonso Escobedo Garcia, 36, citizen of Mexico, was sentenced yesterday before U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 144 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in October 2016, announced Special Agent in Charge Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. and U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Garcia pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.  Garcia has been in custody since the time of his arrest in March 2016.
According to plea documents in the case, on March 11, 2016, Garcia agreed to deliver 10 kilograms of
methamphetamine in exchange for $115,000.  Garcia was stopped by a Grand Prairie Police Officer   who initiated a traffic stop for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign.  During the traffic stop, it was determined that Mr. Garcia did not have a driver’s license and he was arrested.  An inventory search of the vehicle found more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Grand Prairie Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Leal prosecuted.

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