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ANGELA DODGE
Aug. 29, 2013
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Local Man Gets 10 Years for Methamphetamine

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A Corpus Christi man will be serving a significant sentence in federal prison following his conviction of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Jerame Cruz, 30, pleaded guilty Jan. 11, 2013.

Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos sentenced Cruz to a total of 120 months in prison to be followed by a five-year-term of supervised release.

In August 2012, law enforcement officials executed two search warrants at residences in Corpus Christi. At that time, officers seized approximately 339 grams of methamphetamine as well as $13,000, a .223 caliber rifle, a .380 caliber pistol and approximately 175 rounds of various caliber ammunition. Laboratory analysis determined the methamphetamine had a purity of more than 92%.

In federal custody since his arrest, Cruz will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be designated in the near future.

The FBI - Safe Streets Task Force, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Corpus Christi Police Department Gang Unit investigated.  

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lance Watt.