CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A 33-year-old Rio Hondo resident was sentenced to federal prison after selling large amounts of methamphetamine from a Corpus Christi residence, U.S. Attorney Jennifer B said. .Lowery.

Gustavo Adolfo Garcia pleaded guilty on October 21, 2021.

Today, US District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ordered him to serve 188 months in prison which will be immediately followed by five years of probation. In passing sentence, the court noted Garcia’s repeated criminal conduct.

In late 2020, law enforcement began investigating narcotics sales at a Corpus Christi home.

The operation resulted in several arrests outside the house and led to the identification of Garcia and others who were selling various drugs outside the residence.

On December 29, 2020, authorities conducted a search and discovered 3.198 kilograms of pure methamphetamine, 518.93 grams of cocaine and other controlled substances.

Garcia took responsibility for all the meth found in the house. He also admitted to selling it through the back door of the residence.

Garcia has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a US Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation with assistance from the Corpus Christi and Robstown police departments. Assistant United States Attorney Joel Dunn prosecuted the case.

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