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

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fort Worth Man Sentenced To 51 Months For Drug Trafficking

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

        TYLER, Texas – A 39-year-old Fort Worth, Texas man has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. 

Ray Lee Ransom pleaded guilty on April 20, 2012 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute hydrocodone, alprazolam and promethazine with codeine. Ransom was sentenced to a total of 51 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.

            According to information presented in court, from May, 2009 through 2011, Ransom conspired with others to purchase and distribute hydrocodone, alprazolam and promethazine with codeine.  Ransom and his co-conspirators purchased these controlled substances at numerous pharmacies in cities located throughout the Eastern District of Texas and in other locations, utilizing fraudulent prescriptions.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on November 2, 2011, charging 5 individuals, including Ransom, with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute the drugs.  All of the co-defendants have been sentenced.     

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.

Updated March 12, 2015