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DEA Seizes Approximately 325 Grams of Opiates

JUN 16 (CONCORD, N.H.) – Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement for New England and Acting New Hampshire United States Attorney Donald Feith announced that  Tiffany Ramos, 26, of Manchester, was arrested on a complaint charging her with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The complaint affidavit alleges that Ms. Ramos met with a confidential source on three separate occasions and sold the confidential source a total of 50 grams of a substance which field tested positive for heroin. On the day Ms. Ramos was arrested, she had concealed in her bra approximately 125 grams of a controlled substance which field tested positive for opiates. Ms. Ramos faces a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment. Ms. Ramos was detained pending a show cause hearing scheduled for July 13, 2015.

Hector Bienvenido Mateo-Beltre was also arrested on a complaint charging him with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. At the time of his arrest, Mr. Beltre was in possession of approximately 200 grams of a controlled substance which field tested positive for opiates. Mr. Beltre faces a maximum sentence of 40 years imprisonment. He was detained pending a preliminary hearing.

Acting United States Attorney Feith reminds the public that a complaint merely alleges that a crime has been committed and that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra M. Walsh.


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