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RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Washington state man who was caught in South Dakota with what authorities say was a large amount of methamphetamine has been sentenced to three years and eight months in federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 27-year-old Francisco Garcia was in a vehicle stopped by a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper in July 2009 on Interstate 90 near new Underwood. Authorities say about 8 pounds of meth was found in the vehicle.

Garcia later pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute a controlled substance. He will be on supervised release for three years following his prison term.–Drug-Sentence/

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