prison followed by five years of supervised release for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.
35-year-old Derek Marcus Garcia was arrested in September of 2011 after authorities caught him with approximately 195 grams of meth.
According to information from the U.S. Department of Justice, Garcia was stopped by a New Mexico State Police officer for a traffic violation, and the meth was found in a bag in his pants after a Border Patrol narcotics canine alerted officers to its presence.
Garcia, who pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to Distribute last June, was sentenced by a federal judge in Las Cruces Tuesday.
He has been out of jail but was given 60 days to surrender
to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to begin serving his prison