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Two Illegal Aliens Sentenced For Conspiracy To Distribute Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Ocala, Florida – Senior U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore has sentenced two illegal aliens, Mario Perez-Ramos (33) and Ansonitc Torres-Ibarra (34), both of Mt. Dora, to 87 months and 78 months in federal prison, respectively, for their roles in a drug conspiracy involving the distribution of large quantities of methamphetamine in Lake County. Both individuals have been detained since their arrest and are expected to be deported to Mexico following their prison sentences. 

Perez-Ramos and Torres-Ibarra had entered guilty pleas on January 24, 2019.

According to court documents, agents from Homeland Security Investigations arrested Perez-Ramos and Torres-Ibarra on December 3, 2018, in the parking lot of a Mt. Dora motel. The men had two kilograms of methamphetamine in their possession that they had planned to sell to an undercover law enforcement officer. 

“These individuals were members of an international money laundering drug trafficking organization who sold dangerous drugs in our community,” said HSI Orlando Assistant Special Agent in Charge David J. Pezzutti. “After they are held accountable for these crimes in U.S. prison, they will be deported to Mexico.”

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael P. Felicetta.

Updated April 26, 2019

Drug Trafficking