A Philadelphia police officer is facing federal drug charges.
Officials say 23-year old Jonathan Garcia was arrested Tuesday night. He’s accused of distributing heroin and carrying a firearm during a drug transaction.
According to court documents, Garcia sold bundles of heroin to a source cooperating with the FBI. The documents say Garcia was in uniform during two of the alleged drug sales.
Garcia is a 3-year veteran of the force. He was assigned to the 17th District.
He’s been suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss.
If convicted of all charges, Garcia faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years imprisonment.