DOJ: 2 south central Wis. men in court on cocaine charges

1 faces drug, gun charges; other faces charges of distributing cocaine

Published On: Nov 06 2013 08:23:24 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

A Fitchburg man and a Madison man were in federal court Wednesday facing drug charges, according to a Wisconsin Department of Justice release.

Luis Alcantar Garcia, 27, a citizen of Mexico found in Fitchburg, was charged with two counts of possessing cocaine with intent to distribute, and with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, according to the release.

He allegedly possessed cocaine and planned on distributing it twice on Oct. 30, officials said. He also faces a second count that charges the amount of cocaine he possessed was 500 grams or more.

According to the release, he also allegedly possessed a .32-caliber semi-automatic firearm on Oct. 30.

If convicted, Garcia faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on the count alleging that he possessed cocaine with the intent to distribute. He also faces a mandatory minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison on the count alleging he had 500 grams or more of cocaine with intent to distribute. He also faces a maximum of 10 years in federal prison on the firearm count.

Willie D. Parker, 33, of Madison, was charged Wednesday with two counts of distributing crack cocaine and one count of possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute, officials said.

The indictment alleges that Parker distributed crack cocaine on Oct. 16 and 28, and he possessed the drug with intent to distribute on Oct. 28.

If convicted, Parker faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count.