Leonard Garcia recently got thrown in the poke for conspiracy to traffic cocaine, which is most definitely not what you want to get arrested for in the United States. Honestly, it’s better if you just rape a whole bunch of elderly people. You’ll spend 1/5th the time in prison. Just a few days ago Leonard got in touch with the outside world and maintained his innocence, saying the only evidence they have is a witness who implicated him:
“I am fighting it because there is nothing but someone saying I was involved,” Garcia said. “I hope to have a smile on my face after this is said and done, but I feel like I’m in a fight for my life. I’d like to tell my fans to stick with me and pray that the liar in this case tells the truth.”
Garcia was released from jail on bond but is required to return to court on May 5th. 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.
The problem here is that it doesn’t take much for the feds to find you guilty of this stuff. So far this looks like a textbook drug bust: they arrest several people, make them roll on other people in exchange for more lenient sentences, rinse and repeat. While you might like to think that it takes more than someone’s testimony against you to end up in jail, that’s not actually true. If the feds can get more than two people to squeal on you, you’re liable to go away for a very long time. Once they have those people giving them signed statements on your involvement, they come to you and tell you unless you plead guilty and give up some more people you’re very likely going to jail for 40 years.
It’s a FUCKED UP system and it happens all the time to poor people who usually haven’t done more than a coke bender every few months to keep em from losing their minds and blowing their brains out. Garcia might be confident, but at this point I’m not. It’ll be interesting to see the updates in this case so you guys can experience how the system works first hand.