A 50-year-old woman was sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to a charge related to heroin trafficking.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Theresa Springmann sentenced Sylvia Garza to 46 months in prison, recommending she serve her sentence at a medical prison facility. Springmann also ordered Garza to serve four years of supervised release, as well as forfeit two handguns and 308 rounds of ammunition, according to court documents.
In March 2011, a U.S. District Court grand jury in Fort Wayne indicted Garza on three counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm.
She was pulled over for a traffic violation after she left a home in the 3700 block of Meda Pass, which was under surveillance by narcotics officers. They found more than 100 grams of heroin inside her car and two handguns at her home, according to court documents.
Also indicted was Manuel Avila Gonzales, on two counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and maintaining a home for the purpose of distributing drugs. He also was accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to court documents.
Gonzales was observed by officers at the Meda Pass home and was seen burying something in the backyard. Investigators later found $7,850 in cash, along with 1,624 grams of heroin. A gun was found inside the home, according to court documents.
Earlier last month, Springmann sentenced Gonzales to 14 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to possessing more than a kilogram of heroin with intent to distribute.
Gonzales was also ordered to serve five years on supervised release.