NDTX Round-Up: October 30 – November 5
SENTENCING – DAVID RAMIREZ-ESPANA
On October 30, David Ramirez-Espana, 41, was sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Ramirez-Espana was stopped for a traffic violation by Dallas Police Department. Officers found a black plastic bag containing approximately one kilogram of black tar heroin. Ramirez-Espana gave consent for officers to search his residence in Dallas where law enforcement recovered 26.30 kilograms of methamphetamine and $43,013 in drug proceeds. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Phelesa Guy is prosecuted this case.
SENTENCING – RAMON REYES, JR.
On November 2, Ramon Reyes, Jr., 47, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for transporting and shipping child pornography. The Grand Prairie Police Department received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s cybertipline that Reyes uploaded eight videos containing child pornography using a social media application. Law enforcement executed a search warrant for Reye’s home. When questioned about the child pornography, Mr. Reyes admitted that some of the images and videos that he transported included sadistic images depicting infants and toddlers. Reyes stipulated that he possessed over 12 images and 40 videos containing child pornography. The case was investigated by the Grand Prairie Police Department and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks prosecuted this case.
SENTENCING – ANDREW RAY LUGO
On November 2, Andrew Ray Lugo, 30, was sentenced to 85 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. In June 2018, Lugo paid a coconspirator $2,500 to settle a pervious drug debt. One month later, Lugo delivered $4,000 in drug proceeds to a conspirator. A few days later, a coconspirator coordinated a half-a-kilogram delivery of heroin to Lugo. Agents conducted a search of Lugo’s residence where they seized heroin, a firearm, and $1,788 in drug proceeds. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Kull is prosecuted this case.