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01/06/2016

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Dallas cocaine trafficker sentenced to more than 18 years in federal prison

DALLAS — A Dallas man was sentenced to 218 months in federal prison for his role in a cocaine distribution conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Dallas Police Department’s Gang Unit investigated this case.

Jesus Garcia, 42, pleaded guilty in 2014 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base.  A total of 19 defendants were charged in the conspiracy; most have been convicted and sentenced to prison terms ranging from 18 months to 20 years in federal prison.

According to documents filed in the case, during the course of the investigation, HSI special agents intercepted telephone calls of several of the conspirators, including Garcia.  Garcia admits that on numerous occasions he used various cellphones to contact co-conspirators to coordinate distributing quantities of crack and powder cocaine.  Garcia is responsible for the distributing 1,054.64 grams (2.3 pounds) of crack cocaine and 3,022.48 grams (6.7 pounds) of powder cocaine during the course of the conspiracy.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cara Pierce, Northern District of Texas prosecuted this case.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/06/2016