PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA -FOX 29 News has learned that the FBI arrested a Philadelphia police officer overnight for allegedly selling drugs to an undercover agent.
A police official confirmed the arrest Wednesday morning. FOX 29’s Dave Schratwieser reported that, according to sources, the officer is from the police department’s 17th District.
On Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Attorney’s Officer for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania identified the officer as 23-year-old Jonathan Garcia, 23, of Philadelphia.
According to a news release, Garcia has been charged by indictment with four counts of distribution of heroin and two counts of carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.
According to an affidavit attached to the arrest warrant, Garcia sold bundles of heroin to a source cooperating with the FBI. The source was posing as a drug buyer.
The affidavit also details several incidents between May 2012 and June 5, 2012 where Garcia sold the FBI source bundles of heroin, including two occasions when he was in uniform.
If convicted of all charges, Garcia faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years imprisonment.