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Date: 06-14-2024

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United States of America v. Noel Alfredo Garcia

Case Number: 8:24-cr-00098

Judge: Mary S. Scriven

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Hillsborough County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney's office in Tampa

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Tampa, Florida criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute meth.

Noel Alfredo Garcia, age 34, Las Vegas, Nevada, conspired with his co-defendant, Jesus Villapudua, to transport nearly 30 pounds of methamphetamine from Victorville, California, to Lakeland, Florida for distribution. Villapudua coordinated the shipment and enlisted Garcia to transport the methamphetamine. Phone records showed Garcia in constant communication with Villapudua leading up to, and for the duration of the transportation. Ultimately, on January 29, 2024, the Florida Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop on Garcia and the methamphetamine was in the trunk of his vehicle. Prior to this delivery, Garcia made multiple other trips across the United States to transport narcotics and the proceeds of narcotics sales.

Villapudua previously pleaded guilty to the same offenses on May 23, 2024.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Florida Highway Patrol, with assistance from the Bradenton Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jeff Chang and Samantha Newman.

Outcome: Defendant as found guilty.

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