Judge sentences Tri-Cities drug dealer to 10 years in prison

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A judge sentenced a 42-year-old Pasco man to ten years in prison for possession and intent to distribute meth, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. James Garza has a lengthy criminal history including prior convictions for drug trafficking.

Court documents stated that Garza sold drugs in the Tri-Cities in early 2010. Garza was arrested in July of 2010 in Kennewick where police said he was prepared to sell more drugs. He was on work release from a prior conviction at the time.

Garza will have eight years of court supervision once he's released from prison.