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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

South Bay Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison

Defendant personally distributed three pounds of methamphetamine as part of a drug distribution conspiracy

SAN JOSE – Victor Francisco Ramirez, Jr., was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge John J. Martin.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Beth Labson Freeman, U.S. District Judge, following Ramirez’s guilty plea on November 15, 2016.

According to his plea agreement, Ramirez, 20, of San Jose, admitted that in April and May of 2016, he knowingly participated in two methamphetamine sales in the San Jose area.  Ramirez admitted that on April 28, 2016, he delivered approximately 487.3 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine to another individual at a parking lot on West Capitol Expressway in San Jose in exchange for a payment of $3,000.  Ramirez further admitted that on May 19, 2016, he delivered approximately 1056.5 grams of a mixture and substance of containing methamphetamine to an individual in a parking lot on East Capitol Expressway in exchange for a payment of $6,800. 

On July 7, 2016, a federal grand jury indicted Ramirez and three co-conspirators for their respective roles in the conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  For his part, Ramirez was charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846, and two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1).  Pursuant to his guilty plea, Ramirez pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge, and the possession with intent to distribute charges were dismissed.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Freeman ordered Ramirez to serve a five-year period of supervised release.  Ramirez is currently out of custody on a $100,000 secured bond.  Judge Freeman ordered the defendant to surrender on or before July 6, 2017, to begin serving his sentence.        

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeff Nedrow is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Susan Kreider.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the DEA.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 22, 2017