Today, November 12, 2013, in Muscatine County District Court:
JUAN GARCES (DOB: 7/7/1987) of Des Moines, Iowa, pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Drug Tax Stamp Violation. The possession charge carried with it a sentencing enhancement due to him being in possession of a firearm while in possession of the controlled substances. His brother, JORDAN GARCES (DOB: 5/17/1993) of Des Moines, Iowa also pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.
The charges came following a traffic stop on August 23, 2013, by a Muscatine County Sheriff's Deputy. Investigation at the scene showed that the brothers were in possession of a distribution quantity of methamphetamine and a firearm.
JUAN GARCES was sentenced to an indeterminate term of not to exceed 25 years. The sentencing of JORDAN GARCES will be December 20, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.