SAN LEANDRO -- A San Leandro man will spend the next eight years in prison for felony drug charges, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Sergio Vargas Garibay, 28, pleaded guilty on July 17 to possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to deliver it to another person and being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection to an undercover bust in Oakland, said U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag.

On Monday U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken sentenced Garibay to 96 months in prison for the crime.

Garibay was arrested in March at an Oakland home for selling more than five ounces of methamphetamine to an undercover Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent.

ATF and Oakland Police Department later served a search warrant at the home and seized cash and the methamphetamine, Haag said.

"We focus on the implements of the illicit business that make trafficking in illegal drugs a viable and violent threat to public safety," ATF Acting Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Riehl wrote in a press release issued Tuesday.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/natatliealund.



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