SAN DIEGO: Violent meth dealer sentenced to 22 years

(CNS) – 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.

David Raymond Garcia, 43, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Marilyn
Huff on his conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

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.

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