WEC News: Leonard Garcia Busted In Cocaine Trafficking Ring

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Updated: March 28, 2008
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World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) featherweight Leonard Garcia has been picked up in a alleged cocaine trafficking ring, according to News Channel 11 in Lubbock, Texas.

The U.S. District Attorney’s Office says that operation seized about two kilograms of cocaine along with drug trafficking paraphernalia, firearms and money…

NewsChannel 11 has learned one of those arrested is mixed martial arts fighter Leonard Garcia. He was arrested Tuesday in allege connection with the cocaine ring. Garica is currently ranked sixth in the featherweight class in MMA. He has fought in UFC and Ultimate Fighting championships.

One other suspect is already in custody in the Lamb County. If convicted, three of those arrested could face up to 40 years in prison and up to a $2 million fine. The others could face up to life in prison and up to a $ 4 million fine.

Shocking news for the WEC. Garcia got his break when he showed heart and battled it out to a decision with Rodger Huerta at UFC 69.

10 Comments

  1. Scooby Doo

    March 28, 2008 at 1:38 am

    Well i guess he had to make money some how since fighters coming up don't get but 2-3 thousand buck a fight.LOL,lol Sorry he did it the wrong way. A Good fighter gone to defend that booty behind bars.lol (Pendejooss crime does not pay!)

  2. Kash

    March 28, 2008 at 5:45 am

    Thats too bad because he was on his way up and probably in line to fight for the title in one or two fights.

  3. roy

    March 28, 2008 at 5:53 am

    that is a shame he did look real good and could have been a big star in the wec, what a waste.

  4. lifeless420

    March 28, 2008 at 5:56 am

    LOL @ the whole defending his booty thing maybe the kane is the reason huerta couldnt ko him lol jk he was a tough little sob

  5. Ashly

    March 28, 2008 at 6:34 am

    Hes a dog and always will be. For those of you who dont know, fighting was his second love. Getting that dirty money was his first. Ive known this guy for a long time now, and Im glad that he has finally been taken off the streets.

  6. Corey

    March 28, 2008 at 6:36 am

    garcia doesn't look that suprised in his mug shot…

  7. kom34

    March 28, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    he blew it. i don't know what his sentence will be but its too bad what he has in mma wasn't enough. i was really looking foward to garcia vs. faber.

  8. tom

    March 29, 2008 at 2:22 am

    damn he was looking great that sucks

  9. tom

    March 29, 2008 at 2:23 am

    damn he was looking great that sucks..i agree with kom

  10. Billy

    March 29, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Wow! He fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championships and the UFC?

    HAHA

    And ranked sixth in the featherweight class? How many featherweights are even in the WEC?

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