- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A California man has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking in New Mexico.

Prosecutors say 36-year-old Eddieberto Garcia, of Oceanside, was given a 97-month prison term followed by four years of supervised release.

Garcia was arrested for meth possession with intent to distribute following a July 2013 traffic stop in Dona Ana County.

After getting a speeding ticket, a law enforcement officer got Garcia’s consent to search his vehicle.

Authorities say they three bundles containing methamphetamine that were wrapped in cellophane and concealed within the vehicle’s door panels.

Garcia pleaded guilty in the case last February. He admitted to possessing more than two kilograms of methamphetamine with intent to deliver the drug to another person.

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