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Hogsett Announces Sentence For Drug Conspiracy And Money Laundering

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana

Daviess County woman to serve a decade in prison for methamphetamine sales

EVANSVILLE - Joseph H. Hogsett, United States Attorney, announced today that Ruby Ramsey, 56, of Daviess County, Indiana, was sentenced to 120 months (10 years) imprisonment by U.S. District Chief Judge Richard L. Young for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and money laundering.

“Dealing drugs and violence seem to go hand-in-hand, in our Hoosier communities,” Hogsett said. “Making our neighborhoods safer by putting the worst of the worst in federal prison is one of my top priorities.”

Ramsey pleaded guilty to the charges on January 23, 2014. At the time of her guilty plea, Ramsey admitted that she was involved in sending parcels containing methamphetamine to southwestern Indiana and distributing large amounts in the Pike County area. She also deposited approximately $3,000 at a bank in Washington, Indiana from proceeds of methamphetamine sales.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney, Lauren M. Wheatley, who prosecuted the case for the government, Judge Young also imposed 5 years of supervised release.

Updated January 26, 2015