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Atlanta Man Convicted of Meth Conspiracy

AUG 19 (COLUMBIA, S.C.) - United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced today that a federal jury convicted Alfredo De Jesus Ramirez this afternoon of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine. United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs had the U.S. Marshal take Mr. Ramirez into custody after the jury returned its verdict, and will sentence Mr. Ramirez after a presentence investigation report has been prepared by the United States Probation Office. 

Witnesses testified that Mr. Ramirez was the source of supply for a group of Bamberg meth dealers, who supplied cohorts including members of a motorcycle gang.  One witness testified that Mr. Ramirez brought the meth from the Texas area in sealed bean cans.  The Drug Enforcement Administration tested the methamphetamine at 96 to 100 percent pure, which reflects that the meth was made in a “super lab” south of the Texas border.  The street-name for meth of this purity is “ICE.”

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jim May and Beth Drake.

The DEA encourages parents, along with their children, to educate themselves about the dangers of legal and illegal drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.justthinktwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.

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