Jesus Magana Garcia Convicted of Transportation of Heroin for the Purpose of Sale

Posted: December 07, 2017

On December 5, 2017, Jesus Magana Garcia pled "no contest" and was convicted of a felony violation of Health and Safety Code section 11352(a), Transportation of Heroin for the Purpose of Sale, and a misdemeanor violation of Health and Safety Code section 11377(a), Possession of Methamphetamine.  The defendant, who is on probation due to prior convictions for possessing an assault rifle and cultivating marijuana, also admitted that he violated the terms and conditions of his probation.


The charges arose out of two separate arrests made by the Placerville Police Department. On March 29, 2017, officers contacted the defendant and located approximately 3.2 grams of heroin and 1.7 grams of methamphetamine in his jacket pocket. On April 10, 2017, officers searched a vehicle driven by the defendant and found approximately 50 grams of heroin, a digital scale, and packaging material commonly used in the sale of illegal narcotics.  

As a result of his felony conviction and violation of probation, the Honorable Jack Sapunor sentenced the defendant to a 5 year, 8 month prison term.  Purusan to Public Safety Realignment, the defendant will serve his sentence in "county prison", with 2 years to be served in custody and the remaining 3 years, 8 months to be served on mandatory community supervision.  Judge Sapunor also sentenced the defendant to an additional one year county jail commitment for his misdemeanor conviction.