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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Philadelphia Man Charged With Intent To Distribute Via U.S. Mail

Ferdinand Javier Ruiz, 32, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was charged today by information with attempted possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; and attempted possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The charges arise from the defendant’s involvement in the shipment of methamphetamine and cocaine using the U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment.

The case was investigated by United States Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffery W. Whitt.

An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 29, 2016