BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A 34-year-old Waco woman has received a significant sentence following her conviction of methamphetamine distribution, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
Jackeline Hortencia Ramirez pleaded guilty in October 2018 to possession with intent to distribute 5.34 kilograms of methamphetamine.
Today, U.S. District Judge Fernando Rodriguez Jr. sentenced her to serve 150 months in federal prison. In imposing the sentence, the court noted the number of drug trafficking trips Ramirez made, the damage methamphetamine causes on both sides of the border and the payments she received.
At the hearing, Ramirez asked the court for leniency given she is a mother of seven children, the youngest of which is four years old.
On June 26, 2018, Ramirez entered the United States through the port of entry in Brownsville driving a Nissan Maxima with two of her minor children. During inspection, authorities discovered the nearly six kilograms of methamphetamine in a hidden compartment.
The investigation revealed Ramirez had previously made approximately five trips to Waco and Houston to deliver drugs and return the drug proceeds for delivery in Matamoros. She received between $4000-6000 for each trip she made.
She has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Oscar Ponce is prosecuting the case.
This is totally ridiculous, all these people keep getting locked up and Its always for meth they say , but if they did their jobs none of it is even meth or even close . Doesn't even have any of the same ingredients as meth so how can they keep calling it that. The stuff these people are getting arrested for now are drugs that haven't totally been researched yet and they have to go through a research process before they can even get to the next step . So as adults and humans don't people have a right to research these drugs for them without getting arrested and having them slander you and making you look like a horrible person for it. Good God let these people go and quit with all this . It's not fair to anyone . Besides dnt judge something you dnt know anything about. And quit blaming it on meth when it's being used in numerous different medications for different diseases and illnesses so it can't be as bad as it's being made out to be . Just sayin maybe our system needs a little work . It's not fair .
Posted by Andria at 8/25/2019 5:44:53 AM
Be sure the IRS knows what kind of money she was making. Oh, and Andria, button it! I see where your priorities lay. With the drug runners no doubt. Oh and before you respond, I say "DRUGS" because that is your word, not mine. Also, research what's in Meth, nothing that I would ever want in my body. What doctors do you know that prescribe Meth? What this lady was doing is highly illegal - running drugs for Cartels is a crime - bottom line.