Drug Enforcement Administration

San Francisco

Christopher Nielsen, Special Agent in Charge

March 31, 2016

Contact: Casey Rettig

Phone Number: (415) 436-7900

Southern California Man Brings Methamphetamine And Heroin To Fresno For Sale

FRESNO, Calif. - A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment today against Jesus Ramon, 31, of Moreno Valley, charging him with possession of methamphetamine and heroin with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge John J. Martin announced.

According to court documents, Ramon negotiated to sell a large quantity of methamphetamine and heroin to purported buyers who were actually Drug Enforcement Administration agents.  Ramon brought the drugs to a parking lot located at Jensen and Highway 99 in Fresno where, after agents viewed the drugs, Ramon was arrested.  Approximately 45 pounds of methamphetamine and over one kilogram of heroin was seized from the vehicle Ramon arrived in.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Fresno Police Department, and the Fresno Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Laurel J. Montoya is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Ramon faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.  Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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