SAN DIEGO — A methamphetamine dealer and Hells Angels associate who used violent force and intimidation to control the meth trade in San Diego was sentenced Monday to nearly 22 years in federal prison.
Jason Alex Scanlon, 42, another meth supplier charged in the case, was sentenced to nearly 16 years behind bars.
Garcia and Scanlon were prosecuted as part of an FBI Violent Crimes Task Force investigation that resulted in 36 defendants being charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
According to court documents, Garcia supplied drugs to or employed at least 20 co-defendants during the course of the investigation into methamphetamine trafficking and violent crimes committed by the San Diego Chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang and their criminal partners.
Garcia and co-defendant Michael Ottinger Jr., the sergeant-at-arms for the Hells Angels, used force to control the meth trade in San Diego, according to court documents.
Ottinger was sentenced in December to nearly 22 years in federal prison. He still faces murder charges in state court stemming from the 2010 slaying of a rival member of the Mongols motorcycle gang.