Illegal Immigrant Sentenced on Drug Charges

Jackson, Miss.

The U.S. Attorney's office says Ana Laure Topete Ramirez was sentenced Friday to 92 months in prison for distributing drugs in Scott County, Miss.

Ramirez, 33, an illegal immigrant living in Los Angeles, was sentenced for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Ramirez had pleaded guilty to distributing meth into the Brusha community of Scott County.
Officials say Ramirez was charged following an extensive investigation by state and federal authorities into the trafficking of drugs into Scott County by a large scale methamphetamine ring operating out of California, Texas and elsewhere.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. Seventeen individuals were convicted.