News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2010
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Number: (206) 553-5443

Seattle Man to Serve 20 Years for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine in Ketchikan, Alaska

JAN 21 -- (Anchorage, AK) – DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Mark Thomas and the United States Attorney for the District of Alaska, Karen L. Loeffler announced that on January 15, 2010, Ramon L. Hueso was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the crime of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

According to evidence presented at trial, Hueso, age 27, supplied methamphetamine to his accomplices for a period of at least two years. Hueso, together with his accomplices, conspired to send approximately 22 ounces of methamphetamine by courier to be sold on the streets of Ketchikan. The value of the methamphetamine was approximately $56,000. Prior to sentencing, the court pointed out that prior encounters with the law failed to get Hueso’s attention.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ketchikan Police Department.