Man Sentenced in Drug Conspiracy

A Texas man convicted of conspiring with several other people to sell drugs in Cattaraugus County has been sentenced to 12 1/5 years in federal prison.

Starting in January of 2010 52-year-old Richard Garza of Houston conspired with James Leon, Richard Himbury, Daniel Garza and others.

On November 15, 2011, Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration and members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at James Leon's home the Town of Coldspring, where they found a grocery bag full of marijuana in the living room and a canister containing about four ounces of cocaine in the bathroom.

James Leon, Himbury, and Daniel Garza have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing.

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