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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

California Woman Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking Crimes in Kodiak

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that Priscilla Ramirez, 27, of Stockton, California, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to serve two years in prison for possession of heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine with intent to distribute, followed by three years of supervised release. Judge Burgess also ordered the forfeiture of $4,500 in drug proceeds found in Ramirez’s possession.

In June 2016, in Kodiak, Alaska, Ramirez was contacted by the Kodiak Police, and a bag she had in her possession was searched. Inside the bag, police officers found 117 grams of heroin, 27 grams of methamphetamine, 6.9 grams of cocaine, and $4,500 in drug proceeds. Ramirez’s phone was also searched by law enforcement and there were several messages to and from Ramirez where she discussed quantities, types, and prices of illegal drugs for sale.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Burgess noted the seriousness of the crime given the type and quantity of illegal narcotics that were found in her possession for distribution.

U.S. Attorney Loeffler commends the Kodiak Police, the Kodiak Coast Guard Investigative Service, and the DEA for the successful investigation and prosecution of this case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated November 17, 2016