A Delhi man has been convicted on federal drug charges after authorities discovered his scheme to traffic methamphetamine in Hawaii.
Eduardo Zazueta Garcia, 28, of Delhi, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, the U. S. Attorney’s office announced.
Garcia admitted that he, along with his co-defendants, obtained three pounds of methamphetamine in August 2012. They were in the process of shipping it to Hawaii when they were apprehended by law enforcement, according to the court records.
The case against Garcia was the product of an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency and the Modesto Police Department.
Garcia could be facing a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $10 million fine. However, the actual sentence will be made at the discretion of the court. Garcia is set for sentencing by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill on March 2, 2015.