DEA Busts Racine Man for String of Drug Sales
Suspect allegedly sells methamphetamine and cocaine to undercover federal agents at Mount Pleasant locations.
For one Racine man, it really pays to know your customers.
A 26-year-old Racine man is facing charges after he allegedly sold large amounts of drugs to undercover agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency on multiple occasions in Mount Pleasant last year.
Jesus M. Garcia, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Friday with five counts of manufacture and delivery of cocaine and two counts of delivery of methamphetamine. If convicted, he faces up to 180 years in prison and $550,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
An informant working with undercover DEA agents set up a deal with Garcia July 6, 2011, where the agent and informant met Garcia in front of his home in the 1100 block of Hamilton Street. Garcia allegedly handed the agent a pack of gum with 4.6 grams of cocaine inside.
The second deal took place on July 26, 2011, where Garcia reportedly met undercover agents in the parking lot of Kohl’s and sold two ounces of cocaine for $1,100. He sold the cocaine for the price of one ounce because Garcia owed the informant money.
Another deal was set up Sept. 29 in the parking lot of Walmart, where Garcia supposedly sold 27.3 grams of methamphetamine to agents for $1,500. During the transaction, he mentioned he had lots of methamphetamine to sell and he also also had powder cocaine for sale at $1,000 an ounce and marijuana for $900 per pound.
Another deal was set up Oct. 19 at Kohl’s where the agents bought another $1,300 worth of methamphetamine and another ounce of coke. The final deal took place Dec. 2, where Garcia sold the agents another $2,400 worth of cocaine.
Garcia is being held in Racine County Jail on $200,000 bond while awaiting trial. His preliminary hearing is Oct. 3 before Court Commissioner Alice A. Rudebusch.