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United States of America v. Bernardo Romo-Ramos
Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona
Case Number: CR-17-432-TUC-RCC-BGM
Judge: Raner C. Collins
Court: United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Pima County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Sarah Bullard Houston
Defendant's Attorney: Maria Davila and George Soltero
Description: Tucson, AZ - Sonoyta Man Sentenced to 200 Months in Prison for Fourth Trafficking Conviction
Bernardo Romo-Ramos, 35, of Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico, and a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins on November 13, 2017 to 200 months of imprisonment. Bernardo Romo-Ramos had previously pleaded guilty to importation of more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. This was Romo-Ramos’s fourth drug trafficking conviction.
On Aug. 23, 2016, Romo-Ramos entered the United States from Mexico through the Papago Gate on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. He was driving a 2001 Chevrolet truck that was later found to be loaded with 22 kilograms of methamphetamine and 1.2 kilograms of heroin. The forty-seven packages of narcotics were located in after-market compartments under the floorboards of the truck.
The investigation was conducted by the Homeland Securities Investigations’ Native American Targeted Investigation of Violent Enterprises Task Force.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 200 months of imprisonment.