Trafficker Sentenced For Methampthetamine Conspiracy
NEW BERN - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced FELIPE DE JESUS JARAMILLO-ROSAS, 29,of Gwinnett County, Georgia, to 56 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. JARAMILLO-ROSAS previously pled guilty to this charge on February 10, 2015. On May 13, 2015, a co-defendant, LESLIE FAVIOLA-ALVARADO, pled guilty to the same charge and her sentencing hearing is pending.
The investigation revealed that on June 25, 2013, JARAMILLO-ROSAS and FAVIOLA-ALVARADO took possession of 907 grams of methamphetamine from a source of supply in the Atlanta, Georgia, area and began driving to Johnston County, N.C., to deliver the methamphetamine to traffickers. JARAMILLO-ROSAS and FAVIOLA-ALVARADO arrived in Johnston County on June 26, 2013. However, the traffickers decided not to accept the methamphetamine. As JARAMILLO-ROSAS and FAVIOLA-ALVARADO and FAVIOLA-ALVARADO were attempting to deliver the methamphetamine back to the suppliers, the North Carolina Highway Patrol stopped their car in Graham, N.C. The trooper discovered that the driver, JARAMILLO-ROSAS, did not have a valid driver’s license and smelled a strong odor of marijuana from the car. The trooper asked for and received consent to search the car. Troopers located the methamphetamine in two plastic containers in the back seat of the car during the consent search.
The investigation of this case was conducted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol. The federal prosecution was handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney Glenn Perry. Mr. Perry is a prosecutor with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office. Pitt County District Attorney Kimberly Robb has assigned Mr. Perry to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters. Mr. Perry’s assignment to the United States Attorney’s Office has been made possible by grants funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission.