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ATHENS, Ga. – A grandmother in Georgia has been convicted of trafficking meth while her 2-year-old grandchild was in the car in 2020.

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According to WSB-TV, on Oct. 19, a federal jury found Kimberly Garcia, 52, guilty of a count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and a count of possession of methamphetamine.

Garcia’s co-defendant, Corey Gresham, 38, had pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine previously, according to WSB-TV.

According to WSB-TV, investigators began to look into Garcia for possibly distributing drugs in June 2020. Sources reportedly told investigators that she would sell methamphetamine at the Airport Mini Mart while her grandchild was with her.

On July 6, 2020, investigators saw Garcia and Gresham drive to an apartment complex together. According to WSB-TV, Garcia went inside an apartment. She was reportedly with a meth dealer familiar to them. She was also with a person who was associated with the Sureños street gang. Garcia and the men left the apartment with a bag.

Oconee County conducted a traffic stop on the car as Garcia and Gresham returned to Athens, Georgia, according to WSB-TV.

Gresham was driving the car and began to speed. Deputies said Gresham ran multiple red lights but eventually slowed the car down and jumped out while the car continued to move forward. According to WSB-TV, Garcia moved to the driver’s seat to stop the car.

Investigators learned that Gresham had an outstanding warrant and was later arrested at a family member’s house. According to WSB-TV, Garcia stayed in the car. Her grandchild was in the back seat.

According to WSB-TV, deputies found 37.97 grams of methamphetamine and other drug-distribution items inside of the car. Investigators obtained phone records that indicated that Garcia had been communicating with Gresham before that evening about trafficking the methamphetamine along with others.

Garcia and Gresham could face a maximum of 40 years in prison plus a $5 million fine. Their sentencings will be scheduled for a later date. No further information has been released.