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October 30th, 2020

ELLY GRIMM • Leader & Times


A New Mexico man was sentenced Thursday to 108 months in federal prison for concealing 40 pounds of methamphetamine in his fuel tank while driving thorugh Kansas, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

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“Miguel Angel Ramirez, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of using a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking,” McAllister’s release noted. “In his plea, Ramirez admitted he was stopped by the Kansas Highway Patrol on Highway 54 in Liberal. Troopers found 40 pounds of methamphetamine in the fuel tank of the Dodge Challenger he was driving. Ramirez had driven from New Mexico with orders to deliver the drugs to Wichita. He kept other conspirators advised of his progress by telephone.”

McAllister commended the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case, the release concluded.

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