Chicago man pleads guilty to possessing more than 900 grams of heroin

A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to possessing more than 900 grams of heroin, officials said.

Enrique Garcia, 27, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver — a Class X felony.

"This case underscores the importance of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies partnering to prevent illegal drugs from entering and being distributed throughout communities," Attorney General Kwame Raoul said in a statement.

In May of 2018, Garcia and 29-year-old Freddy Gutierrez were indicted on charges of possessing and intending to deliver heroin and meth to an undercover police officer. Gutierrez was already sentenced to 15 years in prison in April.


The pair had planned to deliver more than 900 grams of heroin and meth to the undercover cop at a Walmart parking lot in west suburban Aurora, officials said. After the two pulled into the parking lot, officers confiscated around 1,400 grams of heroin and 500 grams of meth from their vehicle.

"Professional drug dealers like Mr. Garcia cause more problems for our society by their distribution of drugs to those who have addiction issues," Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser said in a statement.

Enrique Garcia

"This leads to continued addiction issues, continued criminal behavior and can result in overdose related deaths. The best protection for our society is to see these individuals locked behind bars with the hope that they will learn from their actions," he added.