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Man accused of selling cocaine in Hammond

Updated: January 14, 2013 7:25AM



A man is accused of selling 2 kilograms of cocaine to other drug dealers in Hammond, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Hammond.

Hector Garcia was arrested Tuesday after a confidential source told FBI agents about how he bought drugs from another man, Jesus Vazquez, in the parking lot of Chuck and Irene’s Bar in Hammond.

The source told agents that Vazquez told the source his supplier was a man known as “Pollo,” later identified as Garcia, and that the source and Vazquez were hatching a plan to buy more drugs that the source would sell. They would then pay Garcia from the proceeds.

The two scheduled to meet Friday at the bar so Vazquez could give the source the 2 kilograms of cocaine, worth $73,000. Police arrested Vazquez at the meeting, and he then told them Garcia was supposed to call him to arrange another meeting. Garcia called later that day, and they agreed to meet that night at the Little Caesar’s on Indianapolis Boulevard in Whiting. Police arrested Garcia at the meeting and found a small amount of cocaine and $1,675 in cash, according to the affidavit.

He is being held without bond pending a detention and probable cause hearing, set for Friday.



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