Bond Denied for West Palm Beach Man
MIAMI – On July 16, 2021, a South Florida federal magistrate judge ordered pre-trial detention for 37- year-old Lazaro Alfredo Ramirez-Alvarado, finding that he presents a risk of flight and danger to the community if released. Pursuant to the order, Ramirez-Alvarado will remain in jail, without bond, pending his trial on charges of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and possession with intent to sell cocaine.
According to allegations in the criminal complaint affidavit, Ramirez-Alvarado sold cocaine to others between March and July 2021. Law enforcement arrested Ramirez-Alvarado on July 8, after one such attempted sale. In connection with the arrest, law enforcement seized more than 500 grams of cocaine, two firearms and a suitcase filled with over $870,000 cash.
La Verne J. Hibbert, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, along with Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami made the announcement.
DEA West Palm Beach District Office and FBI Miami investigated the case with assistance from Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Office. It will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.
A criminal complaint is a charging instrument containing allegations. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.