Tulare County Meth trafficker sent to prison for ten years

FRESNO, Calif. -  

Michael Ramos, aka Michael Rodriguez Ramos, 26, of Terra Bella, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

“This case stems from a two-year Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force wiretap investigation that resulted in five indictments and the conviction of 13 defendants.”

Wagner said, “The multi-agency investigation led to the dismantling of a drug trafficking organization based in the small farming communities of Terra Bella and Porterville.”

In sentencing Ramos, Senior U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii considered evidence that Ramos obtained methamphetamine and cocaine from Adrian Negrete Hernandez, 26, also of Terra Bella, for distribution.

On March 4, 2013, Negrete was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana and to possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes. Two firearms and $43,311 of drug trafficking proceeds has been forfeited.

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