California Man admits to meth charges in Missoula

(Missoula) A California man who was indicted as part of large drug conspiracy that had ties to the Cartel, which brought meth and other drugs to Butte for redistribution admitted to a trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

After law enforcement seized more than 12 pounds of meth from his vehicle, the defendant, 31 year old Raymond Perez Ramos, of Long Beach, California, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute meth.

Ramos faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto presided. Sentencing was set for August 14th before U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen.

Ramos was released pending further proceedings.

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