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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Meth Dealers Sentenced In Federal Court

Acting United States Attorney Steven E. Butler of the Southern District of Alabama announced that three members of a methamphetamine ice distribution operation were sentenced in federal court last Friday.  Kevin Espinosa, 19, of Galveston, Texas, Matthew Ramirez, 25, also of Galveston, and Miguel Trevino, 34, of Alvin, Texas, were indicted in Mobile last March for their participation in a methamphetamine ice distribution conspiracy.  All three entered guilty pleas to the conspiracy charge.

United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed a sentence of time served for Espinosa, finding his minimal participation, his age and cooperation in the investigation justified a departure from the advisory guideline range.  She also ordered that Espinosa serve a three year term of supervised release and pay the mandatory $100 special assessment.  In Ramirez’s case, Judge Dubose imposed a sentence of 120 months, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay the mandatory special assessment of $100.  In Trevino’s case, the judge imposed a sentence of 188 months, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release.  The mandatory special assessment was imposed in his case as well.  No fine was imposed in any of the cases. 

The case was investigated by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated March 16, 2017