DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Dallas man who helped run a heroin ring in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.READ MORE: FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Booster Shots From Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Prosecutors linked Refugio Ramirez-Garcia, 35, to heroin distribution cases going back to 2006. Ramirez-Garcia in January pleaded guilty to drug-related conspiracy counts.
Dallas police in a March 2006 drug raid seized more than 5 pounds of black tar heroin from the suspect’s apartment, plus cocaine, nearly $67,000 and three digital scales.
Investigators say Ramirez-Garcia, who was sentenced Monday in Dallas, admitted the cash was from heroin sales.
Ramirez-Garcia, aka “Cuco,” “Refugio,” “Miguel,” and “Arturo Ramirez,” was also arrested in August 2012 while in possession of approximately 10 ounces of black tar heroin.READ MORE: DFW Nonprofits To Start Holiday Drives Early Due To Supply Chain Concerns
Five co-defendants earlier were convicted and sentenced to prison terms range from 15 months to 15 years.
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