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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 21, 2014

Illegal Immigrant Sentenced To 92 Months In Prison For Distributing Drugs In Scott County, Mississippi

Jackson, Miss - Ana Laure Topete Ramirez, 33, an illegal immigrant living in Los Angeles, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to a term of 92 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis. Ramirez previously pled guilty to distributing methamphetamine into the Brusha Community of Scott County, Mississippi.


Ramirez was charged following an extensive investigation by state and federal authorities into the trafficking of drugs into Scott County by a large scale methamphetamine ring operating out of California, Texas and elsewhere. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. Seventeen individuals were convicted and over five kilograms of methamphetamine was seized along with multiple firearms. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Chalk.

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