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Leonard Garcia Pinched for Drug Smuggling

(Mug shot courtesy of MMAWeekly.)

Thirteen members of an El Paso-to-Lubbock cocaine smuggling ring were arrested this week during raids that followed a four-year investigation. And now the bad news:

NewsChannel 11 has learned one of those arrested is mixed martial arts fighter Leonard Garcia. He was arrested Tuesday in alleged connection with the cocaine ring. Garcia is currently ranked sixth in the featherweight class in MMA. [Ed. note: According to KCBD News Channel 11's independent rankings?]

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.

Cripes, so 40 years is the best case scenario? Let’s hope “Bad Boy” has a good attorney. When reached for comment, Garcia’s manager Sven Bean said:

“It was a shock to me. It definitely came out of left field. I’ve talked with his family and I’ve had one phone conversation with his lawyer. We’re just letting him do his job at this point. Hopefully, we’ll know more as the days progress.”

Obviously, we’re just as shocked. Could Garcia’s managerial position at Frito-Lay have just been a front for something more devious? We’ll update you when more details emerge…

Previously — Leonard Garcia: Stalking Urijah

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Peterw- March 28, 2008 at 4:11 am
Sad news
achilles but u can call me mike- March 27, 2008 at 10:01 pm
its about time (if its true) that Dana White let Tim Sylvia go. Hes got no talent or skill. He 6'8 , 265 lbs and a slouch. Hes the most boring fighter ive ever seen and thats me being nice. hes pathetic (did i spell that right? p.a.t.h.e.t.i.c. the best way to say it is SYLVIA. OH i thought cage potatoe wz a homo free sight.
Rumbler- March 27, 2008 at 5:21 pm
I'm sad. This kid would have beaten that lil cocky grass eating punk one day, but now he'll be giving up that 145 pound booty.
tony@rbd- March 27, 2008 at 5:18 pm
I was molested by MMa fighters..Thats why Im like this.

Oh yeah...and Mmm Mmm dick!
tony@rbd- March 27, 2008 at 5:16 pm
yummy yummy boy melts my heart!
tony@rbd- March 27, 2008 at 5:16 pm
mmmmmmmmmm , C@CK! I sure loves the taste of Dick. mmmmmmmm
tony@rbd- March 27, 2008 at 5:15 pm
Any young kids want to date me?
tony@rbd- March 27, 2008 at 5:14 pm
And I love young boys.
tony@rbd- March 27, 2008 at 5:14 pm
I eats the C@CK also...FYI
Blackleg- March 27, 2008 at 5:09 pm
"..Bound to get caught up.." HAHAH you're not fucking seriously saying his involvement in cocaine trafficking is because he had to keep a 'street rep' for his MMA career are you?!?! Really?!?!

You Sir. Are an idiot.
tony@rbd- March 27, 2008 at 12:51 pm
Drugs in MMA? No way! When promotions are are selling that hard ass, from the streets kind of image people are bound to get caught up crazy shit like this. Its a damn shame.