Drug Enforcement Administration

New Orleans

Brad L. Byerley, Special Agent in Charge

January 27, 2016

Contact: SA Debbie Webber

Phone Number: (571) 362-4803

Springdale Man Sentenced To Over 12 Years In Prison For Drug Conspiracy And Federal Firearms Charges

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Drug Enforcement (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge Matthew Barden and Kenneth Elser, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Gilberto Ray Ramos of Springdale, Arkansas, was sentenced to 148 months in federal prison followed by three years supervised release on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, three counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine, one count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, and one count of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
On September 24, 2015, a jury found Ramos guilty of the charges following a two day jury trial. The sentencing took place in the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

According to court records, in October 2014, law enforcement officers with the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force began investigating Ramos for the distribution of methamphetamine.  From October to December the Drug Task Force, utilizing a confidential informant, purchased methamphetamine from Ramos on three separate occasions.  As a result of a search warrant that was executed at Ramos’s residence on December 5, 2014, law enforcement seized methamphetamine and a firearm. Ramos had been previously convicted of felony drug offenses.  A Federal Grand Jury issued an indictment for Ramos on July 22, 2015.

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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