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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 2, 2016

Federal Jury Finds Man Guilty of Conspiracy and Possession with Intent to Distribute Three Kilograms of Cocaine

NEW BERN – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that Wednesday, a federal jury in New Bern found RAMON SANMARTIN, JR. guilty of conspiracy to possess and possession with the intent to distribute three kilograms of cocaine.

SANMARTIN was named in an Indictment originally filed on November 3, 2015.  SANMARTIN was arrested on August 26, 2015 when he picked up a package sent to him via the United States Postal Service from San Juan, Puerto Rico to a Days Inn hotel in Morrisville, NC.  The package was intercepted by Inspectors with the United States Postal Inspection Service, who were able to open the package and find three bricks of cocaine, totaling approximately three kilograms. 

At sentencing, SANMARTIN faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and a maximum of 40 years imprisonment.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, and the Raleigh Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorneys Laura Howard and Edward Gray represented the government.

Updated September 2, 2016