Memphis, TN – As we speak, a federal jury convicted brothers Julio Garcia, 42, and Juan Garcia, 38, of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or extra of methamphetamine. United States Legal professional Kevin G. Ritz introduced the responsible verdict.
Based on info introduced in courtroom, in 2019, investigators with Homeland Safety Investigations (HSI) started investigating the drug trafficking actions of the brothers. Julio Garcia was serving a 10-year federal sentence on the time for an additional drug offense and whereas in custody he used contraband telephones to proceed his drug trafficking actions.
Juan Garcia, who was not in custody, served as a “middle-man.” He was tasked with, amongst different issues, accepting funds for shipments of narcotics and depositing the cash from these funds into numerous financial institution accounts. Throughout this conspiracy, investigators had been capable of seize two shipments, every containing over 1 kilogram of methamphetamine.
Julio Garcia is scheduled to be sentenced on June 27, 2023, and Juan Garcia is scheduled to be sentenced on June 28, 2023, each earlier than United States District Choose Mark S. Norris. Each males face not lower than 10 years imprisonment, no more than life, no more than a $10,000,000 nice, and never lower than 5 years of supervised launch.
This case was investigated by Homeland Safety Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the USA Postal Inspection Service, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Workplace, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the Desoto County Sheriff’s Division.
This prosecution, in addition to the earlier investigation into Julio Garcia, is a part of an investigation performed by the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Process Drive (OCDETF). OCDETF is a joint federal, state, and native cooperative strategy to fight drug trafficking organizations and arranged prison enterprises, focusing on nationwide and regional degree drug trafficking organizations, and coordinating the required regulation enforcement entities and sources to disrupt or dismantle the focused prison group and seize their belongings.
United States Legal professional Kevin Ritz thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Greg Allen and Michelle Kimbril-Parks, who prosecuted this case, in addition to regulation enforcement companions who investigated the case.
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