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NY man gets two years for selling 100 pounds of pot to Stamford resident

August 21, 2018

STAMFORD — A New York man who federal authorities say delivered more than 100 pounds of marijuana to a Stamford resident has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Gustavo Garcia, 30, of Queens, N.Y., was sentenced in New Haven by Judge Janet Bond Arterton for trafficking marijuana. He is required to pay a $1,000 fine, but that is only a small amount of the $93,000 in cash and another $100,000 in jewelry that law enforcement officials seized during a search of his New York home.

According to a press release from the office of John Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Garcia delivered the marijuana to William Reyes, known as “Big Head.”

Reyes, 36, of Stamford, and John Koukouras were using a residence on Guernsey Hill Road in Lagrangeville, N.Y., to grow, process and distribute marijuana last summer, court documents said.

An investigation revealed that Garcia was supplying large amounts of marijuana to Reyes, the Department of Justice said. Garcia gave Reyes 40 pounds of marijuana for about $80,000 last July, the DOJ said.

When Reyes was taken into custody last July, police conducted court-authorized searches of his Stamford and Lagrangeville residences.

The Stamford residence had 18 kilograms of marijuana, paraphernalia associated with narcotics distribution and $71,000 in cash, the DOJ said. The Lagrangeville residence had 140 marijuana plants and related equipment.

Reyes pleaded guilty to the same charge and was sentenced in March to 41 months in prison

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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