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Wichita man pleads guilty to meth trafficking

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 12:08 p.m.

A Wichita man is facing a sentence of 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty this week to trafficking in methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Thursday in a news release.

Raul Marquez-Ramirez, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, the release said. Marquez-Ramirez said he trafficked in meth obtained from Texas and sold in Wichita.

Marquez-Ramirez was charged in October after undercover Wichita police officers bought meth from him. A court document in the case said he told investigators he was selling meth in the Wichita area for $12,000 to $14,000 a pound.

His sentencing is set for June 2. Marquez-Ramirez agreed with a recommended sentence by prosecutors of 15 years.

Another co-defendant in the case, Angel L. Lopez, also will be sentenced June 2.

Emma Velo is set for a plea hearing March 24 in the case while Tyler Sims is awaiting trial.

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