WEC featherweight Leonard Garcia has been arrested in connection with an El Paso, TX cocaine ring, according to a report from KCBD NewsChannel 11 in Lubbock, TX:
Thirteen members of an alleged drug trafficking organization are off Lubbock streets after a four-year investigation. Authorities say the cocaine ring spans from El Paso to the Hub City.
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.
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.
Let’s all hope that Garcia isn’t heavily mixed up in this and they just brought him in for questioning. Only time will tell how it plays out and with these things, it usually takes a lot of time. We’ll bring you any updates to this story as it progresses.