NewsChannel 11 has learned one of those arrested is mixed martial arts fighter Leonard Garcia. He was arrested Tuesday in allege connection with the cocaine ring. Garica is currently ranked sixth in the featherweight class in MMA. He has fought in UFC and Ultimate Fighting championships.
One other suspect is already in custody in the Lamb County. If convicted, three of those arrested could face up to 40 years in prison and up to a $2 million fine. The others could face up to life in prison and up to a $ 4 million fine.
Coke is no joke, my friends. The key question here is how mixed up Leonard Garcia is in the whole affair. You might think you’re only going to get arrested if you’re stuffing plastic bags with Raisin Bran sized scoops of cocaine. But the truth is that the police usually round up and charge as many people as possible – friends and associates of the main suspects – and try to get them to roll on eachother. You roll, you get a deal. You don’t, they’ll hang you on the fact that you knew your best friend’s retarded cousin was running a coke ring and you didn’t report it.