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Mexican Citizen Sentenced to Almost 6 Years in Federal Prison for Heroin Trafficking

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

Gulfport, Miss. – Jose Ramon Romero Deloera, 24, a legal permanent resident in the United States from Mexico, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 70 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possessing with intent to distribute heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Jere T. Miles, Special Agent in Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans.

On December 3, 2018, after negotiating a sale of heroin, Deloera was arrested when he traveled to Gulfport to deliver the drugs. The heroin was located under the rear floor mat of Deloera’s vehicle. There were seven taped bundles each weighing more than a pound. A DEA laboratory confirmed that the packages contained approximately 3.5 kilograms of heroin.

Deloera pled guilty on April 19, 2019 to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

Updated July 31, 2019

Drug Trafficking