Drug Enforcement Administration

New Orleans

Stephen G. Azzam, Special Agent in Charge

September 28, 2015

Contact: SA Debbie Webber

Phone Number: (504) 840-1100

Jury Finds Springdale Man Guilty Of Drug Conspiracy And Firearm Charges

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Drug Enforcement (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge David Downing and Kenneth Elser, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Gilberto Ray Ramos, age 41, of Springdale, was found guilty on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, three counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine, one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm following a two day jury trial. 

According to evidence presented to the jury, during the course of an ongoing operation, investigators learned that Ramos was distributing suspected methamphetamine from his residence in Springdale.  Detectives then obtained and executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence.  During the execution of the search warrant, methamphetamine, digital scales, plastic baggies, a large amount of U.S. currency, and a Kimber .45 caliber handgun were discovered.  In a separate DEA investigation agents learned that Ramos was conspiring with others to distribute methamphetamine in the Northwest Arkansas area.   

Ramos will be sentenced at a later date.  The maximum sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Distribution of Methamphetamine are not more than 30 years imprisonment, not more than $2,000,000 fine, or both.  The maximum sentence for felon in possession of a firearm is not more than 10 years imprisonment, not more than $250,000 fine, or both. 

This case was investigated by the DEA, the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force and the ATF. 

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.JustThinkTwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.  

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