Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 19, 2014|
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Ramon Garcia, also known as Jose Alionso Meza Lopez and also known as Victor Hugo Lopez, to 292 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release.
Mr. Garcia pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine on November 12, 2013. Garcia had been involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in the Lincoln and eastern Nebraska areas since 2009. He coordinated the transportation of large quantities of methamphetamine to Lincoln from Phoenix, Arizona. He then distributed the methamphetamine to other dealers in Nebraska. Garcia was responsible for 45 pounds of methamphetamine that were brought to and distributed in the Lincoln and eastern Nebraska areas between February and October 22, 2013. The court found that Garcia was the supervisor and manager of the two couriers who drove Garcia’s vehicles between Phoenix and Lincoln, carrying methamphetamine and cash. They made approximately 19 round trips during 2013. His sentence was enhanced because he rented a residence and garage at 3718 J Street in Lincoln, which Garcia used exclusively to load, unload, and hide cars used to transport drugs and cash. Garcia was arrested on October 22, 2013 as he was about to exchange a car containing $10,000 in cash for one which had just been driven from Phoenix which contained about four pounds of methamphetamine.
This case was investigated by the FBI and the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force.