Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Rogers man sentenced to 10 years in prison for meth trafficking

(From the Department of Justice)

Edward Garcia, age 23, of Rogers, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $2,400 fine on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, on October 30, 2016, Springdale police officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Garcia. After Garcia was arrested for an outstanding warrant officers conducted a vehicle search. A search of the vehicle resulted in officers locating a flashlight and inside the battery compartment of the flashlight officers located a plastic bag containing methamphetamine. The drugs seized were sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab where they were confirmed to contain 9.5 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Garcia was indicted by a federal grand jury in November, 2016 and pleaded guilty in February 2017.

This case was investigated by the Springdale Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.

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