52-Year-Old Washington Man Arrested in Massive Drug Bust, Thousands of Fentanyl Pills Seized

A man from Washington, aged 52, has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison for distributing fentanyl.

Jaime Alberto Garza, a man involved in the distribution of illicit substances, has admitted to possessing and intending to distribute a significant amount of fentanyl, specifically over 40 grams.

His activities came to the attention of law enforcement officials due to his involvement in the large-scale distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamine within the community, ultimately resulting in his apprehension.

Investigation and Arrest

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office was informed that Jaime Alberto Garza had been involved in the distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at Garza’s trailer and discovered thousands of fentanyl pills, ounces of methamphetamine, digital scales, firearms, and ammunition.


After a high-risk vehicle stop, Garza was arrested and law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on his Jeep. During the search, they discovered a stolen firearm, ammunition, fentanyl-laced pills, methamphetamine, and marijuana.

Criminal History and Sentencing

Garza had a notable criminal past, which involved engaging in acts of violence and participating in drug trafficking activities. The U.S. Attorney Waldref highlighted that Garza was involved in the distribution of a substantial quantity of dangerous fentanyl and other illicit narcotics within the community.

After pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, Garza received a prison sentence of six and a half years, along with five years of supervised release.

Investigation and Prosecution

The investigation into Garza’s distribution of fentanyl was carried out by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Stephanie Van Marter, an Assistant United States Attorney, handled the prosecution of the case.

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