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Case Number: 6:20-cr-10009-EFM
Judge: Eric F. Melgren
Court: United States District Court for the District of Kansas (Sedgwick County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Wichita, Kansas
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Description: Wichita, Kansas drug trafficking criminal defense lawyer represented defendant.
Miguel Angel Ramirez, 30, was charged with one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of using a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking.
In his plea, Ramirez admitted he was stopped by the Kansas Highway Patrol on Highway 54 in Liberal, Kan. Troopers found 40 pounds of methamphetamine in the fuel tank of the Dodge Challenger he was driving. Ramirez had driven from New Mexico with orders to deliver the drugs to Wichita. He kept other conspirators advised of his progress by telephone.
McAllister commended the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.
18:1952(a)(3) Interstate travel in aid of racketeering; 18:2 Aiding and abetting (SUPERSEDING INFORMATION 3/13/2020)
21:843(b) Use of a communication device to facilitate the commission of a drug trafficking crime; 18:2 Aiding and abetting (SUPERSEDING INFORMATION 3/13/2020)
Outcome: Sentenced to 108 months imprisonment (60 months for Count 1s and 48 months for Count 2s, to run consecutively); 3 years supervised release (3 years for Count 1s and 1 year for Count 2s, to run concurrently) and $200 special assessment fee ($100/count).