Archive for Friday, February 27, 2009

Minnesota man sent to prison for intent to sell cocaine

February 27, 2009


A Minnesota man convicted in one of the largest-ever cocaine seizures in Kansas has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas City, Kan., said Friday that 28-year-old Nestor Ramirez of New Brighton, Minn., was sentenced to 19 years, seven months in prison. Ramirez was convicted in August of one count of conspiracy and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

In October 2007, Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Bentley arrested Ramirez and co-defendant Manuel Barraza-Martinez — convicted of the same charges — on Interstate 35. More than 540 pounds of cocaine was found in an electronically operated hidden compartment in the pair’s cargo truck.

In October, Barraza-Martinez, of Richfield, Minn., was sentenced to 13 years, five months in prison.


maxcrabb 9 years, 2 months ago

540 pounds of cocaine?!?! 540 pounds?

I can't even imagine what that is worth, or even what that would look like.

greenworld 9 years, 2 months ago

15 will get you 20 540 pounds will get you 19

booze_buds_03 9 years, 2 months ago

Yeah right hawk. Cocaine is much more dense than aluminum. 580lbs would fit in the Mini's trunk. Here is a picture of 51kg (112lbs) Multiple by 5.

fonz73 9 years, 2 months ago

I never understood the appeal of cocaine...

..but I sure loved the way it smelled.

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